Workshop: Causes and Consequences of Happiness

  • Chairman of the workshop:
    Prof. dr. Robert Dur.

    Research interests: Personnel economics; organizational economics; behavioral economics.

    Erasmus School of Economics

Monday 28 October 2013, 13.30 - 17.00.

13:30-14:15

Maarten Vendrik (Universiteit Maastricht) 
‘Misery loves company: Exogenous shocks in retirement expectations and social comparison effects on subjective well-being’

Discussant: Josse Delfgaauw (Erasmus School of Economics)

14:15-15:00

Alberto Montagnoli (University of Sheffield)
‘Banking crises and well-being’

Discussant: Nick Powdthavee (LSE & Melbourne)

15:00-15:30

Break

15:30-16:15

Ghazala Azmat (QMU London)
‘The Provision of Relative Performance Feedback: An Analysis of Performance and Happiness’

Discussant: Robert Dur (Erasmus School of Economics)

16:15-17:00

Michael Ingenhaag (University of Lausanne)
'Disability and Subjective Well-being – Disentangling the effect of time-use and emotional affects'

Discussant: Aart Gerritsen (Erasmus School of Economics)

17:00

Drinks and snacks

Tuesday 29 October 2013, 9.30 - 15.30.

9:30-10:15

Aart Gerritsen (Erasmus School of Economics)
‘Optimal taxation when people do not maximize well-being’

Discussant: Maarten Vendrik (Universiteit Maastricht)

10:15-11:00

Mirko Moro (University of Stirling)
‘The effects of macroeconomic shocks on well-being’

Discussant: Jérémy Celse (Dijon).

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30-12:15

Ronnie Schöb (Berlin)
' Partnership, Gender Roles and the Well-Being Cost of Unemployment’

Discussant: Michael Ingenhaag (University of Lausanne)

12:15-13:00

Matthias Weber (University of Amsterdam)
'The Non-Equivalence of Labor Market Taxes: A Real-Effort Experiment'

Discussant: Ghazala Azmat (QMU London)

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:45

Jérémy Celse (Dijon)
 ‘Will Joe the plumber envy Bill Gates? The impact of unflattering social comparisons on individual satisfaction and behaviour’

Discussant: Matthias Weber (University of Amsterdam)

14:45-15:30

Nick Powdthavee (LSE & Melbourne)
‘What childhood characteristics predict psychological resilience to economic shocks in adulthood?’ 

Discussant: Mirko Moro (University of Stirling)

15:30

Coffee and tea, end of workshop.