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Behavioural economics and wellbeing

Past research theme: Behavioural Economics and Wellbeing

National wellbeing has become an increasingly important target for governments as a complement to national income when measuring standards of living. But there is still much to understand about what causes rises in happiness at the national level and how to measure happiness over time. We use cutting edge methods of economic analysis, including experiments (in the laboratory and the field), advanced survey methods and Big Data to address these questions.

Our research also seeks to understand how our experiences, circumstances and psychological biases shape our future aspirations and our attitudes towards others. We consider how these complex links can affect our decision making both as individuals and as national economies.

Theme leaders

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Andrew Oswald

Andrew is Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science at the University of Warwick

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Daniel Sgoi

Daniel is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick

Research highlights


Daniel Sgroi describes the cutting edge methods CAGE researchers have used to measure happiness over the last 200 years.