John Ifcher
Research Fellow

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too w Ifcher John Ifcher is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He also received a M.P.A. degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a B.S. in computer science and psychology from the University of Michigan.

His recent research focuses on subjective well-being, social welfare programs, and time and social preferences. One recent paper explored the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on mental health and happiness. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Experimental Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, the Journal of Happiness Studies, and the Review of Economics of the Household.

John Ifcher joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2016.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10452  John Ifcher
Homa Zarghamee
Amanda Cabacungan
The Great Recession and Life Satisfaction: The Unique Decline for Americans Approaching Retirement Age
10171  John Ifcher
Homa Zarghamee
The Rapid Evolution of Homo Economicus: Brief Exposure to Neoclassical Assumptions Increases Self-Interested Behavior
10155  John Ifcher
Homa Zarghamee
Carol Lee Graham
Income Inequality and Well-Being in the U.S.: Evidence of Geographic-Scale- and Measure-Dependence
9934  John Ifcher
Homa Zarghamee
Carol Lee Graham
Local Neighbors as Positives, Regional Neighbors as Negatives: Competing Channels in the Relationship between Others' Income, Health, and Happiness
7261  Casey Boyd-Swan
Chris M. Herbst
John Ifcher
Homa Zarghamee
The Earned Income Tax Credit, Health, and Happiness