Associate Professor of Economics & CAGE Theme Leader
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Office Hours: (Term 1) Tuesday 10.00-11.00 & Thursday 10.00-11.00
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.
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.
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.
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.