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Miles Kimball

Research Professor Emeritus, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor Emeritus, Economics.

Ph.D., Harvard University

Dr. Kimball’s main interests are business cycle theory, the economics of uncertainty, survey measurement of preference parameters, and evolutionary theory. He has published often in the areas of precautionary saving, labor market dynamics in an efficiency wage model, and the economics of uncertainty.

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Journal Articles

Kimball, Miles. 2015. "Cognitive Economics." Japanese Economic Review, 66(2): 167-181. DOI. Abstract.

Benjamin, Daniel J., Ori Heffetz, Miles Kimball, and Alex Rees-Jones. 2014. "Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices." American Economic Review, 104(11): 3498-3528. PMCID: PMC4231441. DOI. Abstract.

Benjamin, Daniel J., Ori Heffetz, Miles Kimball, and Nichole Szembrot. 2014. "Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference." American Economic Review, 104(9): 2698-2735. PMCID: PMC4231438. DOI. Abstract.

Kimball, Miles. 2014. "The Effect of Uncertainty on Optimal Control Models in the Neighbourhood of a Steady State." Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, 39(1): 2-39. DOI. Abstract.

Benjamin, D.J., O. Heffetz, Miles Kimball, and N. Szembrot. 2013. "Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments." American Economic Review, 103(3): 605-610. PMCID: PMC3760035. DOI.

Benjamin, Daniel J., Miles Kimball, O. Heffetz, and A. Rees-Jones. 2012. "What Do You Think Would Make You Happier? What Do You Think You Would Choose?" American Economic Review, 102(5): 2083-2110. PMCID: PMC3532045. DOI. Abstract.

Tsutsui, Y., Miles Kimball, and F. Ohtake. 2010. "Koizumi carried the day: Did the Japanese election results make people happy and unhappy?" European Journal of Political Economy, 26(1): 12-24. DOI. Abstract.

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