Working Paper

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 […]
14 November 2016

154 – The Impact of Cash Mobs in the Vote with the Wallet Game: Experimental Results

We simulate in a randomised lab experiment the effect of Cash Mobs on consumers’ behaviour in an original variant of the multiplayer Prisoner’s dilemma called Vote-with-theWallet […]
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 […]
31 July 2016

152 – “De (corporate responsibility) gustibus est misurandum”

Abstract We investigate with an ad hoc survey respondents’ tastes about the different corporate responsibility (CR) items typically used by CR rating agencies. The hypotheses of […]
25 July 2016

151 – A needs theory of governance

Abstract New-institutional economics hypothesizes imperfect rationality, self-seeking preferences, monetary-related needs, and opportunism as fundamental features of human behavior. Consistently, new-institutionalist models of governance highlight the efficiency […]
9 June 2016

150 – Eudaimonic happiness as a leading health indicator

Abstract Eudaimonic happiness (measured in terms of sense of life) is a relatively unexplored subjective wellbeing indicator. The empirical findings presented in this paper show that […]
6 April 2016

146 – The political economy of the vote with the wallet

Abstract The willingness to pay of private consumers for socially and environmentally re- sponsible companies retailing public goods is an emerging though under-researched contemporary economic feature. […]
11 February 2016

145 – Happiness and Preferences in a Legality Social Dilemma

ABSTRACT We investigate players’ preferences in a multiplayer prisoner’s dilemma by comparing results from a direct (satisfaction based) and an indirect (choice based) approach. Both approaches […]
14 October 2015

144 – Innovative partnerships for the utilisation of confiscated assets previously owned by mafias

ABSTRACT Purpose The third sector is a producer of trust and positive social interactions, the mafias destroy trust and social norms. To confiscate assets and the […]