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The effects of happiness on productivity: Panel evidence from the United Kingdom

Geale, Kirk LU (2011) NEKM01 20112
Department of Economics
Abstract
This paper examines the causal effects of happiness on productivity, using cross sectional time series (panel) data from the UK, spanning the years 1996 to 2008. Innovations in this paper include the use of total compensation instead of wage rates as a proxy for productivity, the use of overall happiness instead of operationalized measures of happiness, and the use of GIS-derived bioclimate variables to instrument for happiness. The main result of the paper finds that happiness has a significant negative effect on productivity, in contrast to a large body of existing literature.
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author
Geale, Kirk LU
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course
NEKM01 20112
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
productivity, happiness, bioclimate, psychological well-being, compensation
language
English
id
2203858
date added to LUP
2011-11-11 13:36:43
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2011-11-11 13:36:43
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  abstract     = {This paper examines the causal effects of happiness on productivity, using cross sectional time series (panel) data from the UK, spanning the years 1996 to 2008.  Innovations in this paper include the use of total compensation instead of wage rates as a proxy for productivity, the use of overall happiness instead of operationalized measures of happiness, and the use of GIS-derived bioclimate variables to instrument for happiness.  The main result of the paper finds that happiness has a significant negative effect on productivity, in contrast to a large body of existing literature.},
  author       = {Geale, Kirk},
  keyword      = {productivity,happiness,bioclimate,psychological well-being,compensation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The effects of happiness on productivity: Panel evidence from the United Kingdom},
  year         = {2011},
}