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Publications (peer-reviewed)

Why Choice Lists Increase Risk Taking (with David Freeman), Experimental Economics, in press. DOI:10.1007/s10683-018-9586-z. Working paper version.

The Welfare Consequences of Well-being Inequality (with Leonard Goff and John Helliwell), Economic Inquiry, 2018, vol. 56(4), p. 2177-2194. DOI:10.1111/ecin.12582. Working paper version.

Infrastructure Spending in China Increases Trust in Local Government (with Bingqin Li), Social Indicators Research, 2017, vol 132(1), p. 341-356. DOI:10.1007/s11205-015-1223-z. Working paper version.

The Emotional Consequences of Donation Opportunities (with Lara Aknin and John Helliwell), Journal of Positive Psychology, 2017, vol. 12(2), p. 169-177. DOI:10.1080/17439760.2016.1163409.

Late-Life Decline in Well-Being Across Adulthood in Germany, the UK, and the US (with Denis Gerstorf, Nilam Ram, Mira Hidajat, Ulman Lindenberger, Gert Wagner, and Jürgen Schupp), Psychology and Aging, 2010, vol. 25(2), 477-485. DOI:10.1037/a0017543

Does Relative Income Matter? Are the Critics Right? (with Richard Layard and Stephen Nickell), in Ed Diener, John Helliwell, and Daniel Kahneman (ed.), International Differences in Well-Being, OUP, 2010.

The Marginal Utility of Income (with Richard Layard and Stephen Nickell), Journal of Public Economics, 2008, vol 92, pages 1846-1857. DOI:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2008.01.007.

Cost-benefit analysis of psychological therapy (with Richard Layard, David Clark, and Martin Knapp), National Institute Economic Review, 2007, no. 202. p. 90-98. DOI:10.1177/0027950107086171.

Working papers

Observable Preference between Act and Rule Rationality (with Yoram Halevy)

Wishful Thinking.

Priors and Desires: A Model of Optimism, Pessimism, and Cognitive Dissonance.

Life-Satisfaction and Relative Income - Perceptions and Evidence (with Gert Wagner and Jürgen Schupp).

Losses Change the Experience of Inequality (with Lara Aknin and John Helliwell).

The Impact of Financial Sophistication on Superannuation Investment Preferences (with Kuiyin Wang)

Other publications

Review of: A Course in Behavioural Economics, by Eric Angner, Economic Record, 2014, vol 90 (291), 561-562. DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12162.