Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics

Andrew Oswald is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. His work lies mainly at the border between economics and behavioural science, and includes the empirical study of human happiness. He serves on the board of editors of Science. Previously at Oxford and the London School of Economics, with spells as Lecturer, Princeton University (1983-4); De Walt Ankeny Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College (1989-91); Jacob Wertheim Fellow, Harvard University (2005); Visiting Fellow, Cornell University (2008); Research Director, IZA Bonn (2011-12). He is an ISI Highly-Cited Researcher.

Recent papers below

New Paper

"Boss Competence and Worker Well-being," with Benjamin Artz and Amanda H Goodall, October 5, 2014.

"Happiness and Productivity" with Eugenio Proto, and Daniel Sgroi, University of Warwick, UK, and IZA Bonn, Germany, March 2014. Forthcoming in the Journal of Labor Economics.
Recent paper:

"How should peer-review panels behave?"
with Daniel Sgroi, Economic Journal.

Does High Home-Ownership Impair the Labor Market?
David G. Blanchflower and Andrew J. Oswald, May 2013
Things I would have found it useful to have been told when I was a young researcher:
Tuesday April 30 2013 Event on Publishing Thoughts and Advice for Young Faculty: Some Notes
Recent paper:

"Happiness as a driver of risk-avoiding behavior: Theory and an empirical study of seatbelt wearing and automobile accidents",
Robert J B Goudie, Sach Mukherjee, JanEmmanuel De Neve, Steven Wu and Andrew J. Oswald
Recent paper:

"Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes consistent with the U-shape in human well-being",
Alexander Weiss, James E. King, Miho Inoue-Murayama, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, and Andrew J. Oswald

The Happiness of Apes through Life
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Address : Dept of Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL. United Kingdom.

Press : Contact : Andrew Oswald +44 7876 217717
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Oswald happiness: The 2013 award of an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel.

Photos from the 2012 EALE conference in Bonn at which Sandra Black was a keynote speaker
and Richard Blundell received the IZA Prize

EALE conference in Bonn

EALE conference in Bonn