I am a behavioral economist specializing in subjective well-being (“happiness”) research. Recently, I have been most interested in three different areas of this field: (1) under what conditions increase self-employment and entrepreneurship well-being, (2) what role can volunteering and civic engagement play for well-being, and (3) how do one’s personal identity and green norms influence the relationship between well-being and pro-environmental behavior? I am also interested in the implications of behavioral economics on normative economics and policy-making (e.g. in the form of libertarian paternalism or “nudging”).
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