John F. Helliwell

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Scholarly Papers (55)

1.

Education and Social Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w7121
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Jun 1999 Last Revised: 05 May 2000
John F. Helliwell and Robert D. Putnam
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Empirical Linkages between Democracy and Economic Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w4066
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2010
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
Downloads 146 (197,503)
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Economic Growth and Social Capital in Asia

NBER Working Paper No. w5470
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Feb 1997 Last Revised: 11 May 2000
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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How's Life? Combining Individual and National Variables to Explain Subjective Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w9065
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Jul 2002 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2002
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Well-Being, Social Capital and Public Policy: What's New?

NBER Working Paper No. w11807
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2006
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Well-Being, Social Capital and Public Policy: What's New?

Economic Journal, Vol. 116, No. 510, pp. C34-C45, March 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 May 2006
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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How Happy are Your Neighbours? Variation in Life Satisfaction Among 1200 Canadian Neighbourhoods and Communities

NBER Working Paper No. w24592
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 May 2018
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver School of Economics and McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
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How's the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace

NBER Working Paper No. w11759
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2010
John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
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Social Capital, Trust, and Well-Being in the Evaluation of Wealth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7707
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Jul 2016
Kirk Hamilton, John F. Helliwell and Michael Woolcock
World Bank, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Social Cohesion

Social Capital, Trust and Well-Being in the Evaluation of Wealth

NBER Working Paper No. w22556
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Aug 2016
Kirk Hamilton, John F. Helliwell and Michael Woolcock
World Bank, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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9.

How's Life at Home? New Evidence on Marriage and the Set Point for Happiness

NBER Working Paper No. w20794
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Jan 2015
Shawn Grover and John F. Helliwell
Government of Canada - Department of Finance Canada and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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10.

Measuring and Understanding Subjective Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w15887
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2010
John F. Helliwell and Christopher Barrington-Leigh
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
Downloads 63 (343,943)
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Well-Being and Trust in the Workplace

NBER Working Paper No. w14589
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2009
John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
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Do Borders Matter for Social Capital? Economic Growth and Civic Culture in U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

NBER Working Paper No. w5863
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2010
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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13.

Well-Being and Social Capital: Does Suicide Pose a Puzzle?

NBER Working Paper No. w10896
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Nov 2004
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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14.

International Evidence on the Social Context of Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w14720
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2010
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, University of Oxford - Nuffield College of Medicine and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
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15.

How's Your Government? International Evidence Linking Good Government and Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w11988
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2010
John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
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16.

National Borders, Trade and Migration

NBER Working Paper No. w6027
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2007
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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17.

Demographic Changes and International Factor Mobility

NBER Working Paper No. w10945
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Dec 2004
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Do National Borders Matter for Quebec's Trade?

NBER Working Paper No. w5215
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Aug 2000
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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New Measures of the Costs of Unemployment: Evidence from the Subjective Well-Being of 3.3 Million Americans

NBER Working Paper No. w16829
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 28 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2011
John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
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20.

Prosocial Spending and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Evidence for a Psychological Universal

NBER Working Paper No. w16415
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 10 May 2018
University of British Columbia, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, University of British Columbia - Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, University of Warwick - Centre for Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP), Mbarara University of Science and Technology - Educational Foundations and Psychology, Makerere University, University of Groningen - Department of Social and Organizational Psychology and Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit
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Trust and Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w15911
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2010
John F. Helliwell and Shun Wang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Comparing Capital Mobility Across Provincial and National Borders

NBER Working Paper No. w6624
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2010
John F. Helliwell and Ross McKitrick
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Guelph - Department of Economics
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How Much is Social Capital Worth?

NBER Working Paper No. w16025
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Jun 2010
John F. Helliwell and Christopher Barrington-Leigh
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
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24.

Life Satisfaction and Quality of Development

NBER Working Paper No. w14507
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2010
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Convergence and Growth Linkages between North and South

NBER Working Paper No. w3948
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2002
Alan Chung and John F. Helliwell
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Happiness at Different Ages: The Social Context Matters

KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 19-06
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 10 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2019
John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Max B. Norton and Shun Wang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, University of Alberta - Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (UBC) and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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Happiness at Different Ages: The Social Context Matters

NBER Working Paper No. w25121
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 08 Oct 2018
John F. Helliwell, Max Norton, Haifang Huang and Shun Wang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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Fiscal Policy and the External Deficit: Siblings, But Not Twins

NBER Working Paper No. w3313
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 May 2004 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2010
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Empirical Studies of Macroeconomic Interdependence

NBER Working Paper No. w1021
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 12 Apr 2004
John F. Helliwell and Tim Padmore
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training (CHET)
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29.

Stagflation and Productivity Decline in Canada, 1974-1982

NBER Working Paper No. w1185
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2010
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Inequality of Subjective Well-Being as a Comprehensive Measure of Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w21900
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Jan 2016
Leonard Goff, John F. Helliwell and Guy Mayraz
Columbia University, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
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Supply-Side Macroeconomics

NBER Working Paper No. w1995
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Jul 2004
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Aggregate Output with Operating Rates and Inventories as Buffers Betweenvariable Final Demand and Quasi-Fixed Factors

NBER Working Paper No. w1623
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Mar 2004
John F. Helliwell and Alan Chung
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Trade and Technical Progress

NBER Working Paper No. w4226
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2010
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Macroeconomic Convergence: International Transmission of Growth and Technical Progress

NBER Working Paper No. w3264
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 18 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2009
John F. Helliwell and Alan Chung
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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International Growth Linkages: Evidence from Asia and the OECD

NBER Working Paper No. w4245
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2010
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Comparing the Happiness Effects of Real and On-Line Friends

NBER Working Paper No. w18690
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jan 2013
John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
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Weekends and Subjective Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w17180
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
John F. Helliwell and Shun Wang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of British Columbia
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The Effects of Fiscal Policy on International Imbalances: Japan and the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w2650
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Jul 2004
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Macroeconomic Implications of Alternative Exchange Rate Models

NBER Working Paper No. w0904
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Jun 2004
John F. Helliwell and Paul M. Boothe
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
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A Synthesis of Keynesian, Monetary, and Portfolio Approaches to Flexibleexchange Rates

NBER Working Paper No. w0949
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2010
Thorvaldur Gylfason and John F. Helliwell
University of Iceland - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Empathy and Emulation: Life Satisfaction and the Urban Geography of Comparison Groups

NBER Working Paper No. w14593
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2014
Christopher Barrington-Leigh and John F. Helliwell
McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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International Comparison of the Sources of Productivity Slowdown 1973 1982

NBER Working Paper No. w1465
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 31 May 2004 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2010
John F. Helliwell, Peter Sturm and Gerard Salou
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Economics Department (ECO) and Independent
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43.

Social Capital and Prosocial Behaviour as Sources of Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w23761
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Sep 2017
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver School of Economics, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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44.

New Evidence on Trust and Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w22450
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2016
John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Shun Wang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, University of Alberta - Department of Economics and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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Empirical Linkages between Good Government and National Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w20686
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Nov 2014
John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Shawn Grover and Shun Wang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, University of Alberta - Department of Economics, Government of Canada - Department of Finance Canada and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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Multicountry Modeling of Financial Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w2736
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Jon Cockerline, John F. Helliwell and Robert Lafrance
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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How Durable are Social Norms? Immigrant Trust and Generosity in 132 Countries

NBER Working Paper No. w19855
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
John F. Helliwell, Shun Wang and Jinwen Xu
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, KDI School of Public Policy and Management and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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How Was the Weekend? How the Social Context Underlies Weekend Effects in Happiness and Other Emotions for Us Workers

NBER Working Paper No. w21374
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2015
John F. Helliwell and Shun Wang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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The Emotional Consequences of Donation Opportunities

NBER Working Paper No. w20696
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Nov 2014
Lara B. Aknin, Guy Mayraz and John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Understanding and Improving the Social Context of Well-Being

NBER Working Paper No. w18486
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Oct 2012
John F. Helliwell
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Viewpoint: Measuring and Understanding Subjective Well-Being

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, Vol. 43, Issue 3, pp. 729-753, August / aout 2010
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Jul 2010
John F. Helliwell and Christopher Barrington-Leigh
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
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Migration as a Test of the Happiness Set Point Hypothesis: Evidence from Immigration to Canada

NBER Working Paper No. w22601
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Sep 2016
John F. Helliwell, Aneta Bonikowska and Hugh Shiplett
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, Statistics Canada and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver School of Economics
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Inequality of Subjective Well‐Being as a Comprehensive Measure of Inequality

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 56, Issue 4, pp. 2177-2194, 2018
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Sep 2018
Leonard Goff, John F. Helliwell and Guy Mayraz
Columbia University, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
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New Measures of the Costs of Unemployment: Evidence from the Subjective Well‐Being of 3.3 Million Americans

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 1485-1502, 2014
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Aug 2014
John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
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How’s the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2010
Posted: 30 Jun 2010
John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Alberta - Department of Economics

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Non-Financial Job Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction