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Daniel Sgroi

Associate Professor of Economics & CAGE Theme Leader

Contact Details

Telephone: +44(0) 24 76575557

Fax: +44(0) 2476 523032


Room: S2.101

Office Hours: (Term 1) Tuesday 10.00-11.00 & Thursday 10.00-11.00

Research Interests

Initially my work was in game theory, information economics and Bayesian learning, with applications to industrial organization and finance. More recently, I have moved to behavioural economics and subjective wellbeing including applications to labour economics. I have always used a mixture of economic theory and experimental methods. Together with Andrew Oswald I lead Theme 3 ("Wellbeing and Behaviour") of the Economics Department's ESRC-funded CAGE centre.

LINKS: CV (PDF Document) : Publications/WPs : Impact : Google Scholar Profile : CAGE (Theme 3)

Selected Publications post-2008

Happiness and Productivity, Journal of Labor Economics 33(4): 789-822, 2015 (lead article) with Andrew Oswald and Eugenio Proto.

How Should Peer Review Panels Behave? Economic Journal 123(570): 255-278, 2013, with Andrew Oswald.

Herding, Contrarianism and Delay in Financial Market Trading. European Economic Review 56: 1020-1037, 2012, with Andreas Park.

The Optimal Choice of Pre-launch Reviewer. Journal of Economic Theory 147(3): 1247-1260, 2012, with David Gill.

Are Happiness and Productivity Lower among University Students with Newly-Divorced Parents? Experimental Economics 15(1): 1-23, 2012 (lead article) with Andrew Oswald and Eugenio Proto.

Learning to Play 3x3 Games: Neural Networks as Bounded-Rational Players. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 69(1): 27-38, 2009, with Daniel J. Zizzo.

Sequential Decisions with Tests. Games and Economic Behavior 63(2): 663-678, 2008, with David Gill.

Teaching (2015-16)


Recent & Forthcoming

Happiness and Productivity, Journal of Labor Economics 33(4): 789-822, with Oswald & Proto, Oct.

Happiness & Productivity Policy Briefing, Social Market Foundation, London, Oct. 28.

Happiness & Prodcutivity, presented to a Treasury delegation at Warwick, Oct 22.

Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing, presented to the Government Economic Service at the Treasury, Oct. 12.

E-Cigarettes: The Extent and Impact of Dual Use, Warwick Economic Research Paper1064, with Doyle & Ronayne, Oct.

Historical analysis of national subjective wellbeing using millions of digitised books: Introducing the HPS Index, Vox EU, Sept.

Measuring historical happiness through digitized books, IZA Newsroom, Sept.

Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, IZA DP 9195 and CAGE WP 236-2015, with Hills & Proto, Sept.