Happiness and productivity
Proto, Eugenio, Oswald, Andrew J. and Sgroi, Daniel (2009) Happiness and productivity. In: Happiness and Relational Goods conference, Venice, Italy, 11-13 Jun 2009 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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Little is known by economists about how emotions affect productivity. To make persuasive progress, some way has to be found to assign people exogenously to different feelings. We design a randomized trial. In it, some subjects have their happiness levels increased, while others in a control group do not. We show that a rise in happiness leads to greater productivity in a paid piece-rate task. The effect is large; it can be replicated; it is not a reciprocity effect; and it is found equally among males and females. We discuss the implications for economics.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Version or Related Resource:||Proto, Eugenio, et al. (2009). Happiness and productivity. Invited Speaker : LSE Centre for Economic Performance. London, 22 Jun 2011.|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Happiness and Relational Goods conference|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Venice, Italy|
|Date(s) of Event:||11-13 Jun 2009|
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