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Can policy make us happier? Individual characteristics, socio-economic factors and life satisfaction in Central and Eastern Europe

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Kristina Maslauskaite.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2012; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Microeconomics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 8554 words.

Rapid economic convergence in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries has not been matched by a similarly rapid increase in life satisfaction. This paper sets out to address this...

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Governance, bureaucratic rents, and well-being differentials across US states

Simon Luechinger, Mark Schelker and Alois Stutzer.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2014; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Particular Labour Markets; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 8450 words.

We analyse the influence of institutional restrictions on bureaucratic rents. As a measure for these rents, we propose subjective well-being differentials between workers in the public...

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Identity priming and public opinion on income inequality: robustness testing of the micro-level mechanism of the paradox of redistribution

Takanori Sumino.

in Socio-Economic Review

July 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Sociology. 8690 words.


This study aims to contribute new insights into the ‘paradox of redistribution’ theory in light of identity priming. Korpi and Palme argued that...

The magic triangle of macroeconomics: how do European countries score?

Heinz Welsch.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 8142 words.

This paper studies the macroeconomic performance of the EU-12 member countries over 1990–2002 from the point of view of the subjective well-being (life satisfaction) of the citizens. The...

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Poverty Reduction Strategies During Post-conflict Recovery in Africa

Marios Obwona and Madina Guloba.

in Journal of African Economies

July 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 6649 words.

The period 1990–2000 saw 19 major armed conflicts in Africa. Peace has been elusive, and the term ‘post-conflict’ often a sad misnomer. War is expensive and hence has powerful economic...