Andrew J. Oswald
Research Fellow

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Oswald Andrew Oswald is Professor of Economics at Warwick University. He has held permanent and visiting posts at Oxford, the London School of Economics, Princeton, Dartmouth and Harvard. His doctorate, in 1980 from Oxford, was on the theory of trade union behaviour. He has also worked on wages, unemployment, entrepreneurship, job satisfaction, happiness, and mental health. Andrew’s current research lies at the borders between economics, psychology, epidemiology and medicine. He has received a number of awards for contributions to economics and social science, including Princeton University's Lester Prize for the book The Wage Curve published by MIT Press, and an ESRC Professorship in the U.K.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999. From May 2011 until December 2012 he was Visiting Research Fellow and Acting Director of Research at IZA.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10183  Benjamin Artz
Amanda H. Goodall
Andrew J. Oswald
Do Women Ask?
9401  Gus O'Donnell
Andrew J. Oswald
National Well-being Policy and a Weighted Approach to Human Feelings
(forthcoming in: Ecological Economics)
8829  Andrew J. Oswald
The Objective Measurement of World-Leading Research
8559  Benjamin Artz
Amanda H. Goodall
Andrew J. Oswald
Boss Competence and Worker Well-being
(forthcoming in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review)
8300 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Eugenio Proto
Andrew J. Oswald
National Happiness and Genetic Distance: A Cautious Exploration
(forthcoming in: Economic Journal)
7943  Richard Dorsett
Andrew J. Oswald
Human Well-being and In-Work Benefits: A Randomized Controlled Trial
7942 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Terence Chai Cheng
Nattavudh Powdthavee
Andrew J. Oswald
Longitudinal Evidence for a Midlife Nadir in Human Well-being: Results from Four Data Sets
(forthcoming in: Economic Journal [Online First])
7934  Nattavudh Powdthavee
Andrew J. Oswald
Does Money Make People Right-Wing and Inegalitarian? A Longitudinal Study of Lottery Winners
7640  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
Does High Home-Ownership Impair the Labor Market?
7033  Jan-Emmanuel De Neve
Andrew J. Oswald
Estimating the Influence of Life Satisfaction and Positive Affect on Later Income Using Sibling Fixed-Effects
(published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012, 109 (49), 19953-19958)
7024  Daniel Sgroi
Andrew J. Oswald
How Should Peer-Review Panels Behave?
(published in: Economic Journal, 2013, 123 (570), F255-F278)
7009  Alexander Weiss
James E. King
Miho Inoue-Murayama
Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Andrew J. Oswald
Evidence for a ‘Midlife Crisis’ in Great Apes Consistent with the U-Shape in Human Well-Being
(published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012, 109 (49), 19949-19952)
5785  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
Antidepressants and Age
5390  Andrew J. Oswald
Emotional Prosperity and the Stiglitz Commission
(published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2010, 48 (4), 651-669)
4755  Eugenio Proto
Daniel Sgroi
Andrew J. Oswald
Are Happiness and Productivity Lower among University Students with Newly-Divorced Parents? An Experimental Approach
(published in: Experimental Economics, 2012, 15 (1), 1-23)
4695  Andrew J. Oswald
Stephen Wu
Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being: Evidence from the USA
(published in: Science, 2010, 327 (5965), 576-579)
4645  Andrew J. Oswald
Eugenio Proto
Daniel Sgroi
Happiness and Productivity
(revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 33 (4), 789-822)
4600  Andrew J. Oswald
Stephen Wu
Well-being across America
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (4), 1118-1134)
4313  Andrew J. Oswald
A Suggested Method for the Measurement of World-Leading Research (Illustrated with Data on Economics)
(published in: Scientometrics, 2010, 84 (1), 99 - 113)
4010  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
Bert van Landeghem
Imitative Obesity and Relative Utility
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7(2-3), 528 - 538)
4005  Rosalind S. Hunter
Andrew J. Oswald
Bruce G. Charlton
The Elite Brain Drain
(published in: Economic Journal, 2009, 119 (538), F231 - F251)
3894 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Christopher J. Boyce
Andrew J. Oswald
Do People Become Healthier after Being Promoted?
(published in: Health Economics, 2012, 21, 580-596)
3665  Andrew J. Oswald
Can We Test for Bias in Scientific Peer-Review?
3583  Amanda H. Goodall
Lawrence M. Kahn
Andrew J. Oswald
Why Do Leaders Matter? The Role of Expert Knowledge
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2011, 77(3), 265-284)
3344  Andrew J. Oswald
On the Curvature of the Reporting Function from Objective Reality to Subjective Feelings
(published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 100 (3), 369-372)
3159  Andrew J. Oswald
Nattavudh Powdthavee
Death, Happiness, and the Calculation of Compensatory Damages
(published in: Journal of Legal Studies, 2008, 37(S2), S217-S252)
3139  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
What Makes a Young Entrepreneur?
(published in: Andy Furlong (ed.), International Handbook on Youth and Young Adulthood, Routledge: 2009)
3075  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
Is Well-Being U-Shaped over the Life Cycle?
(published in: Social Science and Medicine, 2008, 66 (8), 1733-49)
2717  Andrew J. Oswald
Nattavudh Powdthavee
Obesity, Unhappiness, and The Challenge of Affluence: Theory and Evidence
(published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117 (521), F441-F459)
2633  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
Hypertension and Happiness across Nations
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2008, 27, 218-233)
2560  Matthew D. Rablen
Andrew J. Oswald
Mortality and Immortality
(published as 'Mortality and immortality: The Nobel Prize as an experiment into the effect of status upon longevity' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2008, 27 (6), 1462 - 1471)
2233  Jonathan Gardner
Andrew J. Oswald
Money and Mental Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Study of Medium-Sized Lottery Wins
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2007, 26 (1), 49-60)
2208  Andrew J. Oswald
Nattavudh Powdthavee
Does Happiness Adapt? A Longitudinal Study of Disability with Implications for Economists and Judges
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2008, 92 (5-6), 1061-1077)
2138  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
The Wage Curve: An Entry Written for the New Palgrave, 2nd Edition
2103  Andrew J. Oswald
Nattavudh Powdthavee
Daughters and Left-Wing Voting
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92 (2), 213-227)
2079  Liam Graham
Andrew J. Oswald
Hedonic Capital
2070  Andrew J. Oswald
An Examination of the Reliability of Prestigious Scholarly Journals: Evidence and Implications for Decision-makers
(published in: Economica, 2007, 74 (293), 21-31)
1788  Jonathan Gardner
Andrew J. Oswald
Do Divorcing Couples Become Happier By Breaking Up?
(published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, (Statistics in Society), 2006, 169 (2), 319-336)
1781  Andrew J. Oswald
On the Common Claim that Happiness Equations Demonstrate Diminishing Marginal Utility of Income
1665  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
The Wage Curve Reloaded
1619 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Chris M. Wilson
Andrew J. Oswald
How Does Marriage Affect Physical and Psychological Health? A Survey of the Longitudinal Evidence
1601  David G. Blanchflower
Andrew J. Oswald
Happiness and the Human Development Index: The Paradox of Australia
(published in: Australian Economic Review, 2005, 38 (3), 307-319)
1505  Gordon D. A. Brown
Jonathan Gardner
Andrew J. Oswald
Jing Qian
Does Wage Rank Affect Employees' Wellbeing?
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2008, 47 (3), 355-389)
 

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