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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

Stafford says less educated, smaller investors more likely to sell off stock and lock in losses during market downturn

Chen says job fit, job happiness can be achieved over time

Highlights

Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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Using the Dynamics of Happiness to Measure the Subjective Importance of Events

a PSC Research Project

Investigator:   Miles Kimball

This project uses mathematical and statistical tools developed from a new economic theory of happiness to measure the importance people attach to various life events (e.g., financial or health changes, death or other loss) and the lasting effects of good or bad news. Analyses of how risk affects happiness will provide insight on financial choices such as early retirement or savings behavior. New data on happiness and other variables will be collected both in the laboratory and in web surveys to add to existing data.

Funding Period: 08/01/2011 to 06/30/2016

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