Becchetti Leonardo

7 January 2020

176 – Why economists and public opinion views on immigrants’ contribution to local economy do not match ? The role of tv exposure

There is a paradoxical divergence between the opinions of economists (favourable) and those of the general public (much less favourable) about the impact of immigrants on […]
12 November 2019

175 – Eudaimonic wellbeing and life expectancy

Abstract We investigate the relationship between eudaimonic wellbeing (sense of life) and subjective survival probability (SSP), a proxy of self-assessed life expectancy. We find a robust […]
26 July 2019

174 – Un(comfortably) numb: hearing loss, relational goods and subjective wellbeing

Abstract Hearing and speaking are basic ingredients of relational goods (ie. local public goods generated by interactions among individuals) that are in turn crucial for subjective […]
31 January 2019

172 – Social capital and loan cost: the role of interpersonal trust

Abstract We argue that social dilemmas structured as investment trust games are a dominant feature in social and economic life due to asymmetric information, incomplete contracts […]
18 September 2018

169 – Generativity and subjective wellbeing

We show that generativity, intended as the capacity of affecting positively other human lives, has a strong and significant effect on life sense and life satisfaction. […]
12 May 2017

159 – Nudging and environmental corporate responsibility: A natural experiment

Abstract We devise a ‘nudging’ natural experiment to test the impact of a simple form of advertising on  environmentally responsible products with/without the increase of the […]
8 March 2017

158 – Making information on CSR scores salient: a randomized field experiment

Abstract We locate a giant scorecard poster with social and environmental responsibility scores of the ten leading world food companies, measured by the Oxfam “Behind the […]
6 February 2017

156 – (Poor) eudaimonic subjective wellbeing as a mortality risk factor: a cross-country analysis

Abstract We investigate the nexus between poverty of sense of life (a dimension of eudaimonic subjective wellbeing) and mortality in a large sample of individuals from […]
9 December 2016

155 – Bridging the gap between GDP and subjective wellbeing

Abstract We contribute to the debate on the relative pros and cons of using composite wellbeing indicators as a relevant source of information beyond (in addition […]
9 September 2016

153 – Gamblers, scratchers and their financial education

Abstract We develop an online survey to investigate the characteristics of slot/videopoker players and scratchers (individuals buying tickets of scratch-off lotteries). We find evidence of a […]