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Associate Professor of Economics
Theme Leader, CAGE, University of Warwick
Associate Member, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Research Fellow, IZA Institue of Labor Economics, Bonn
- Experimental Economics
- Behavioural Economics
- Subjective Wellbeing
- Economic Theory
Daniel’s early work was on learning and games, with applications to industrial organisation and finance, but always included a mixture of theory and experimental methods. More recently he has been working at the borders with psychology, attempting to understand how psychological traits, cognitive biases, mood, language and beliefs affect behaviour. Together with Andrew Oswald, Daniel leads Theme 3 of the ESRC-funded CAGE centre which seeks better ways to understand and measure subjective wellbeing ("happiness") and related behavioural concepts. Daniel is also a member of the World Wellbeing Panel based at the LSE. To hear Daniel speak on the topic of historical happiness for BBC Radio 4 go here.
Recent Working Papers
Ignoring Good Advice, CAGE Working Paper No. 359, 2018, with David Ronayne.
The Effect of Positive Mood on Cooperation in Repeated Interaction, CAGE Working Paper No. 347, 2017, with Eugenio Proto & Mahnaz Nazneen. Under revision for the Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization.
Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, CESifo Working Paper No. 5906, 2016, with Thomas Hills & Eugenio Proto. Under revision for Nature: Human Behaviour. This paper has generated signficant media interest, see here.
When Herding and Contrarianism Foster Market Efficiency: A Financial Trading Experiment, CRETA Discussion Paper 17, 2016, with Andreas Park. Under revision for the Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization.
Happiness and Productivity, Journal of Labor Economics 33(4): 789-822, 2015 (lead article) with Andrew Oswald & Eugenio Proto. This paper has been cited in the media over 150 times, see here (updated list of ongoing reactions) and here (list of initial reactions). Final published version here.
Herding, Contrarianism and Delay in Financial Market Trading, European Economic Review 56: 1020-1037, 2012, with Andreas Park. Final published version here.
Are Happiness and Productivity Lower among University Students with Newly-Divorced Parents? Experimental Economics 15(1): 1-23, 2012 (lead article) with Andrew Oswald & Eugenio Proto. Final published version here.
Learning to Play 3x3 Games: Neural Networks as Bounded-Rational Players, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 69(1): 27-38, 2009, with Daniel J. Zizzo. Final published version here.
The Right Choice at the Right Time: A Herding Experiment in Endogenous Time, Experimental Economics 6(2): 159-180, 2003. Final published version here.
Optimizing Information in the Herd: Guinea Pigs, Profits and Welfare, Games & Economic Behavior 39(1): 137-166, 2002. Final published version here.Full list of publications, working papers & work in progress