Research

Journal Articles

Odermatt, Reto and Alois Stutzer (2015). Smoking Bans, Cigarette Prices and Life Satisfaction. Journal of Health Economics, 44:176-194 [link]    

Media coverage: Tages-Anzeiger, Blick, Uni Nova, News.ch, 20 Minuten, Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, Aargauer Zeitung, Thurgauer Zeitung

Odermatt, Reto and Alois Stutzer (2019). (Mis‐)Predicted Subjective Well‐Being Following Life Events. Journal of the European Economic Association, 17(1): 245–283 [link]

Media coverage: Uni News, 20 Minuten, Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, Kleine Zeitung, Göttinger Tageblatt; Happy Times, Madonna24, Moneycab, Hannoversche Allgemeine, OÖNachrichten, Landeszeitung.de, Tiroler Tageszeitung, Medicalxpress, News-Medical.net, Die Presse, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, Kieler Nachrichten, Salzburger Nachrichten, L'Essentiel, Neue Presse, Ärzte Zeitung


Book chapters

Odermatt, Reto and Alois Stutzer (2018). Subjective Well-Being and Public Policy. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, and L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of Well-Being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF Publishers. [link]


Book review

Odermatt, Reto (2016). Review of Happiness Explained: What Human Flourishing Is and What We Can Do to Promote It by Paul Anand. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reviewed for Global Policy, 4th November [link]


Submitted working papers      

"Does the Dream of Home Ownership Rest upon Biased Beliefs? A Test Based on Predicted and Realized Life Satisfaction" (with Alois Stutzer). IZA Discussion Paper No. 13510, 2020. Bonn: IZA [link]

"All I have to do is dream? The role of aspirations for intergenerational mobility and well-being" (with Warn N. Lekfuangfu). CReAM Discussion Paper No. CDP 16/20, 2020. London: Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration. [link]

"Tobacco Sales Prohibition and Teen Smoking" (with Armando Meier and Alois Stutzer). IZA Discussion Paper No. 12231, 2019. Bonn: IZA [link] 

"Tobacco Control Policies and Smoking Behavior in Europe: More than Trends?" (with Alois Stutzer), WWZ Working Paper 2018/24. Basel: University of Basel [link]

"Medical Marijuana Laws and Mental Health in the United States" (with Jörg Kalbfuss and Alois Stutzer), CEP Discussion Paper No 1546, 2018. London: CEP, LSE [link]

"Overoptimistic Entrepreneurs: Predicting Wellbeing Consequences of Self-Employment" (with Nattavudh Powdthavee and Alois Stutzer), IZA Discussion Paper No. 11098, 2017. Bonn: IZA [link]


Media articles

"The Long-Term Effects of Life Events on Happiness are Overestimated" (with Alois Stutzer), Oxford University Press blog, March 22, 2019 [link]

"Raucher profitieren am meisten vom Rauchverbot" (with Alois Stutzer), Der Standard, February 28, 2018

"Rauchverbote machen zufriedener.
Glücksforschung analysiert Tabakprävention aus umfassender Perspektive"
(with Alois Stutzer), Tages-Anzeiger, October 1, 2016  [link]

"Eine verhaltensökonomische Betrachtung der Tabakpolitik" (with Alois Stutzer), Ökonomenstimme, October 12, 2016  [link]


Work in progress

"Psychological Opportunity Cost: The Effect of Opportunity Cost on Consumption Utility" (with Fanny Brun, Benjamin Scheibehenne and Itay Sisso)

"Behavioural Spatial Economics: Utility Misprediction in Spatial Sorting" (with Christian Krekel)

"How Paradoxical Is the Parenthood Paradox? (Mis-)Predicted Subjective Well-Being Following the Birth of a Child"

"Consumer's Curse? Dynamics of Forecasting Errors Around Consumption Decisions"


Refereeing (*multiple)   

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy; Annual Review of Economics; B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy*; Canadian Journal of Economics*;
Demography*; Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics; European Economic Review; European Journal of Political Economy; European Journal of Health Economics; German Economic Review; Homo Oeconomicus: Journal of Behavioral and Institutional Economics; International Review of Economics*; Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics*; Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization*; Journal of Economic Psychology; Journal of Evolutionary Economics; Journal of Happiness Studies; Journal of Health Economics*; Journal of Human Capital; Labour Economics; Review of Development Economics; Scottish Journal of Political Economy; Social Science & Medicine

Recogntion as an outstanding reviewer by the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics in 2017 and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization in 2018


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