RESEARCH PAPERS

Happiness projects

Death, satisfaction, expectations, health satisfaction, job satisfaction, income

Mujcic, R., and Frijters, P. (2013), ‘Economic Choices and Status: Measuring Preferences for Income Rank’, forthcoming Oxford Economic Papers.

Frijters, P., & Barón, J.D., (2012). ‘The Cult of Theoi: Economic Uncertainty and Religion’, forthcoming Economic Record.

Frijters,P., Foster, J., Johnston, D. (2012), ‘The triumph of hope over regret: A note on the utility value of good health expectations’, forthcoming Journal of Economic Psychology.

Frijters, P., Johnston, D., Shields, M.A. (2012), ‘The Optimality of Tax Transfers: What does Life Satisfaction Data tell us?’, forthcoming Journal of Happiness Studies.

Frijters, P., Meng, X. (2012), ‘Are optimistic expectations keeping the Chinese Happy?’, forthcoming Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation.

Frijters, P., Johnston, D., Shields, M.A. (2011), ‘Happiness Dynamics with Quarterly Life Event Data’, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Volume 113, Issue 1, pages 190-211, March 2011.

Frijters, P., Shields, M.A., and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2011), ‘The Increasingly Mixed Proportional Hazard. Model: An Application to Socioeconomic. Status, Health Shocks, and Mortality’, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, April 1, 2011, 29(2): 271-281.

Frijters, P, Shields, M.A.,Wheatley Price, S., and J. Williams (2011), ‘Quantifying the Cost of Passive Smoking on Child Health: Evidence from Children’s Cotinine Samples’, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 174(1), pages 195-212.

Frijters, P., & Johnston, D. W., & Shields, M. A. (2011), ‘Destined for (Un)Happiness: Does Childhood Predict Adult Life Satisfaction?’, working paper.

Frijters, P., & Beatton, T. (2011) ‘The mystery of the U-shaped relationship between happiness and age’, working paper.

Mujcic, R. & Frijters, P. (2011), ‘Altruism in Society: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Involving Commuters’, working paper.

Foster, J., Frijters, P. (2010), ‘Students’ beliefs about peer effects’, Economic Letters, forthcoming.

Frijters, P., Greenwell, H., Shields, M.A., and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2010),‘How well do individuals predict their future life satisfaction? Evidence from panel data following a nationwide exogenous shock’, forthcoming Canadian Journal of Economics.

Frijters, P., Hatton, T., Martin, R.M., Shields, M.A. (2010), ‘Childhood Economic Conditions and Length of Life: Evidence from the UK Boyd Orr Cohort, 1937-2005’, forthcoming Journal of Health Economics.

Frijters, P., & Johnston, D. W., Shah, M., & Shields, M. A. (2010), ‘Intra-household Resource Allocation: Do Parents Reduce or Reinforce Child Cognitive Ability Gaps?’, working paper.

Frijters, P., and Leigh, A. (2009), ‘Materialism on the march: from conspicuous leisure to conspicuous consumption’, Journal of Socio Economics, 37 (5) October 2008, pp. 1937-1945

Sharma, A., Frijters, P. (2009), ‘Groom Price – Female Human capital: some empirical evidence’, Journal of Socio Economics, 38 (2),March 2009, pp. 270 – 279

Carroll, N, Frijters, P., and M. A. Shields (2008), ‘Quantifying the Costs of Drought: New Evidence from Life Satisfaction Data’, Journal of Population Economics, 22 (2), April 2009, pp. 445 – 461.

Clark, A., Frijters, P., Shields, M.A. (2008), ‘Relative Income, Happiness, and Utility: An Explanation for the Easterlin Paradox and Other Puzzles’, Journal of Economic Literature’, 46(1), March 2008, pp. 95-144. also IZA, NCER, and DELTA discussion paper.

Frijters, P, and Aydogan Ulker (2008), ‘Robustness in health research: do differences in health measures, techniques, and time frame matter?’, Journal of Health Economics 27, July 2008 pp. 1626-1644. Press Statement

Frijters, P., Greenwell, H., Shields, M.A., and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2008), ‘How well do individuals predict their future life satisfaction? Evidence from panel data following a nationwide exogenous shock’, Canadian Journal of Economics.

Ferrer-i-Carbonel, A., Frijters, P. (2004), ‘The effect of methodology on the determinants of happiness’, Economic Journal 114, 641-659. Press Statement

Frijters, P., Shields, M.A., and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2004), ‘The value of reunification in Germany; An analysis of changes in life satisfaction?’, Journal of Human Resources 39(3), pp. 649-674.

Frijters, P., Shields, M.A., and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2004), ‘Money does matter! Evidence from increasing real incomes in East Germany following reunification’, American Economic Review, 94(3), pp. 730-741.

Anna Cristina D’Addio & Tor Eriksson & Paul Frijters, (2007) ‘An analysis of the determinants of job satisfaction when individuals’ baseline satisfaction levels may differ’, Applied Economics, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 39(19), pages 2413-2423.

Frijters, P., Shields, M.A., and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2005), ‘The effect of income on health: evidence from a large scale natural experiment’, Journal of Health Economics.

Ferrer-i-Carbonel, A., Frijters, P. (2004),‘The effect of methodology on the determinants of happiness’, Economic Journal.

Frijters, P., Shields, M.A., and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2004), ‘The value of reunification in Germany; An analysis of changes in life satisfaction?’, Journal of Human Resources.

Frijters, P., Shields, M.A., and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2004), ‘Money does matter! Evidence from increasing real incomes in East Germany following reunification’, American Economic Review.

B.M.S. Van Praag, Frijters, P. and A. Ferrer-i-Carbonel. (2003), ‘Happiness unfolded’, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation.

Frijters, P. (2000), ‘Do individuals try to maximise satisfaction with life as a whole’, Journal of Economic Psychology.

 

Labour market projects

Labour supply, discrimination, search efficiency, entrepreneurs, education

Frijters, P., and A. Leigh. (2009), ‘Materialism on the march: from conspicuous leisure to conspicuous consumption’, Journal of Socio Economics.

Frijters, P., & Johnston, D. W., & Shields, M. A. (2010) ‘Mental Health and Labour Market Participation: Evidence from IV Panel Data Models’, working paper.

Frijters, P., Berg, G.J. van den, & Lindeboom, M. (2010), ‘Persistencies in the labour market’, working paper.

Baron, J., Frijters, P., & Veerman, L. (2010), ‘Obesity at Older Age and Mortality’, working paper.

Sharma, A. and P. Frijters. (2009), ‘Groom Price – Female Human capital: some empirical evidence’, Journal of Socio Economics.

Frijters, P., Johnson, D., Shah, M., Shields, M.A. (2009), ‘To Work or Not to Work? Maternal Labor Supply and Child Development’, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1(3) July 2009, pp. 97–110.

Frijters, P., Shields, M.A., Whitley-Price,S. (2007), ‘Investigating the quitting decisions of nurses: panel data evidence of the British National Health Service’, Health Economics 16 (1), pp. 57-73.

D’Addio, A. C.,Eriksson, T. and P. Frijters, (2007) ‘An analysis of the determinants of job satisfaction when individuals’ baseline satisfaction levels may differ’, Applied Economics.

Frijters, P, and Van der Klaauw, B. (2006), ‘Job search with nonpaticipation’, Economic Journal, 239-277. Tinbergen Institute Discussion paper. IZA working paper. (Press Statement available here) working paper version.

Dulleck, U., Frijters, P., and R. Winter-Ebmer. (2006), ‘Reducing Start-up costs for New Firms: The Double Dividend on the Labor Market’, Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Frijters, P., Geishecker, I., Shields, M.A. and J.P. Haisken-DeNew (2006), ‘What happened to life satisfaction in Russia in the 1990’s’, Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Frijters, P., Shields, M.A., Whitley-Price, S. (2005),‘Job-search of ethnic workers in the UK’, Economic Journal, F359-376. A feature edition with papers from D. Card, C. Dustman et al., and T. Hatton. Press Statement

Frijters, P. (2002), ‘The non-parametric identification of lagged duration dependence’, Economic Letters.

Frijters, P. (2001), ‘Interpretation problems with changes in indices based on categorizations’, Economic Letters.

Frijters, P. (2000), ‘The sale of relational capital’, Labour Economics.

Frijters, P. (1999) ‘A three factor search model’, Economics Letters.

Frijters, P. (1999), ‘Hiring on the basis of expected productivity in a South African clothing firm’, Oxford Economic Papers.

B.M.S. Van Praag and P. Frijters (1999), ‘Different data sources for studying behaviour’, in Fase, M.M.G., Kanning, W., Walker, D.A. (eds) Economics, welfare policy and the history of economic thought, Essays in honour of Arnold Heertje, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, pp. 290-309 (Final version available via email).

B.M.S. Van Praag and P. Frijters (1999), ‘The measurement of welfare and well-being; the Leyden approach’, in Kahneman, D., Diener, E., Schwarz, N.  (Eds), Well-being: the foundations of hedonic psychology, New York: Russel Sage Foundation.

Frijters, P. (1998) ‘Discrimination and job uncertainty’, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation.

 

Development projects

Social capital, relational capital, creative destruction, economic development, rural-urban migration in China and Indonesia

Frijters, P., Farrell, L. (2008), ‘Choosing to become a lost cause: the perverse effects of benefit preconditions’, Oxford Economic Papers, 60, pp. 1-19.

Frijters, P., & Kong, T., & Meng, X. (2011), ‘Migrant Entrepreneurs and Credit Constraints under Labour Market Discrimination’, working paper.

 

Popular science projects

Cultural Convergence, Pandora’s Box, the Golden Age of Humanity, God’s Phone Number

Frijters, P. and Gregory, R. (2006), ‘From golden age to golden age: Australia’s Great Leap forward’, June 2006 edition (volume 82, issue 2) of the Economic Record for the celebration of Prof. Robert Gregory’s career, working paper version.

Frijters, P. (1998) ‘A model of fashion and status’, Economic Modeling.

 

Articles on the back burner

‘The extent to which incomes are under-reported in Russian surveys.’ By Frijters, P.; finished article (.tex) available via email

‘Skill-biased technological change, minimum employment costs, unemployment and fixed natural resources.’ By Frijters, P. TI discussion report 173/3, 1996; finished article (.tex) available via email

‘Consumption complementarities, monopolies, and coordination.’ By Frijters, P., School of Economics, University of Queensland, Discussion Paper 444; finished article (.pdf)

‘Uncertainty, reference incomes and the shape of the utility function.’ By Frijters, P.; preliminary article (.tex) available via email

‘Why do families have to pay a dowry for their girls?’ By Frijters, P.; preliminary article (.doc) available via email

‘The influence of the media on the outbreaks of wars.’ By Frijters, P.; preliminary article (.pdf)

‘Estimates of poverty ratios and equivalence scales for Russia and parts of the former USSR.’ By Frijters, P. and B.M.S. Van Praag, revised version of the Tinbergen Discussion Paper no. 95-149; finished article (.doc)

‘Irreversible investments with private information and complementarities.’ By Frijters, P.; finished article (.pdf)

‘Income and subjective well-being: what can we learn from regional differences?’ By Frijters, P.; finished article (.pdf)

‘Crime, investments, and government lethargy: when being slow to react can be a good thing.’ By Frijters, P. and A.F. Tieman; finished article (.pdf)

‘The economic motives for child allowances: altruism, exchange or the value of independence?’ By Farrell, L., Frijters, P. and M. A. Shields. This paper is still on a revise/resubmit since 2004 waiting for time from the authors to do the revisions; finished article (.pdf)

‘Unemployment benefits and educational choices.’ By Frijters, P. and M.A. Shields, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Discussion Paper 447; finished article (.pdf)

‘Early retirement benefits, uncertainty and health choices.’ By Frijters, P. and M.A. Shields; finished article (.doc)

‘The integrated hazard approach to estimating MHP models: theory and an application.’ By Woutersen, Frijters, Van den Berg; finished article (.pdf)