Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/77560
Authors: 
Studer, Raphael
Winkelmann, Rainer
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Zurich 80
Abstract: 
In this paper, we test how reporting behaviors (response time, cognitive effort, questionnaire order) affect reported happiness in a large Dutch internet panel survey. We find that slower responses and higher cognitive effort reduce reported happiness. Moreover, in multivariate happiness equations, these factors moderate the estimated effect of income on happiness, while no interaction effects are found for other determinants of happiness. As a consequence, relative marginal effects may not be invariant to reporting circumstances.
Subjects: 
reporting function
happiness
mood
JEL: 
I31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
413.04 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.