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Stephen Wu

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First Name:Stephen
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Last Name:Wu
RePEc Short-ID:pwu26
Terminal Degree:2000 Department of Economics; Princeton University (from RePEc Genealogy)


Department of Economics
Hamilton College

Clinton, New York (United States)
RePEc:edi:dehamus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Robert J. B. Goudie & Sach Mukherjee & Jan-Emmanuel De Neve & Andrew J. Oswald & Stephen Wu, 2011. "Happiness as a Driver of Risk-Avoiding Behavior," CESifo Working Paper Series 3451, CESifo.
  2. Mary C. Daly & Andrew J. Oswald & Daniel J. Wilson & Stephen Wu, 2010. "The happiness - suicide paradox," Working Paper Series 2010-30, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
  3. Stephen, Wu & Joel, Shapiro, 2010. "Fatalism and Savings," MPRA Paper 24852, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. N Powdthavee & S Wu & A Oswald, 2010. "The Effects of Daughters on Health Choices and Risk Behaviour," Discussion Papers 10/03, Department of Economics, University of York.
  5. Oswald, Andrew J. & Wu, Stephen, 2010. "Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being: Evidence from the USA," IZA Discussion Papers 4695, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  6. Paul, Hagstrom & Stephen, Wu, 2010. "Are Pregnant Women Happier? Racial Differences in the Relationsip Between Pregnancy and Life Satisfaction," MPRA Paper 24853, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Owen, Ann L. & Conover, Emily & Videras, Julio & Wu, Stephen, 2010. "Heat waves, droughts, and preferences for environmental policy," MPRA Paper 22787, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Oswald, Andrew J. & Wu, Stephen, 2009. "Well-being across America," IZA Discussion Papers 4600, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  9. Owen, Ann L. & Videras, Julio & Wu, Stephen, 2008. "More information isn’t always better: the case of voluntary provision of environmental quality," MPRA Paper 11588, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. Owen, Ann L. & Videras, Julio & Wu, Stephen, 2008. "Identity and environmentalism: the influence of community characteristics," MPRA Paper 12054, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  11. Harvey S. Rosen & Stephen Wu, 2003. "Portfolio Choice and Health Status," NBER Working Papers 9453, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  12. Harvey S. Rosen & Stephen Wu, 2001. "Health Status and Portfolio Choice," Working Papers 127, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Center for Economic Policy Studies..
  13. Alan B. Krueger & Stephen Wu, 1998. "Forecasting Successful Economics Graduate Students," Working Papers 782, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..


  1. Stephen Wu, 2021. "Leadership Matters: Police Chief Race and Fatal Shootings by Police Officers," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 102(1), pages 407-419, January.
  2. Qi Ge & Stephen Wu & Chenyu Zhou, 2021. "Sharing common roots: Student‐graduate committee matching and job market outcomes," Southern Economic Journal, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 88(2), pages 828-856, October.
  3. Lewis Davis & Stephen Wu, 2020. "The Taste for Status in International Comparison," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 21(6), pages 2237-2256, August.
  4. Stephen Wu, 2018. "The Effects of Cueing and Framing on Youth Attitudes towards Gun Control and Gun Rights," Social Sciences, MDPI, vol. 7(2), pages 1-18, February.
  5. Paul Hagstrom & Stephen Wu, 2016. "Are pregnant women happier? Racial and ethnic differences in the relationship between pregnancy and life satisfaction in the United States," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 14(3), pages 507-527, September.
  6. Lewis Davis & Stephen Wu, 2014. "Social Comparisons and Life Satisfaction Across Racial and Ethnic Groups: The Effects of Status, Information and Solidarity," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 117(3), pages 849-869, July.
  7. Kendall Weir & Stephen Wu, 2014. "Criminal Records and the Labor Market for Professional Athletes," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 15(6), pages 617-635, December.
  8. Robert J. B. Goudie & Sach Mukherjee & Jan-Emmanuel Neve & Andrew J. Oswald & Stephen Wu, 2014. "Happiness as a Driver of Risk-avoiding Behaviour: Theory and an Empirical Study of Seatbelt Wearing and Automobile Accidents," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 81(324), pages 674-697, October.
  9. Videras, Julio & Owen, Ann L. & Conover, Emily & Wu, Stephen, 2012. "The influence of social relationships on pro-environment behaviors," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 63(1), pages 35-50.
  10. Ann L. Owen & Julio Videras & Stephen Wu, 2012. "More Information Is Not Always Better: The Case Of Voluntary Provision Of Environmental Quality," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 50(3), pages 585-603, July.
  11. Ann L. Owen & Emily Conover & Julio Videras & Stephen Wu, 2012. "Heat Waves, Droughts, and Preferences for Environmental Policy," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 31(3), pages 556-577, June.
  12. Daly, Mary C. & Oswald, Andrew J. & Wilson, Daniel & Wu, Stephen, 2011. "Dark contrasts: The paradox of high rates of suicide in happy places," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 80(3), pages 435-442.
  13. Andrew J. Oswald & Stephen Wu, 2011. "Well-Being across America," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 93(4), pages 1118-1134, November.
  14. Shapiro, Joel & Wu, Stephen, 2011. "Fatalism and savings," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 40(5), pages 645-651.
  15. Jensen, Elizabeth J. & Wu, Stephen, 2010. "Early decision and college performance," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 517-525, August.
  16. Ann Owen & Julio Videras & Stephen Wu, 2010. "Identity and Environmentalism: The Influence of Community Characteristics," Review of Social Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 68(4), pages 465-486.
  17. Ann Owen & Stephen Wu, 2007. "Financial shocks and worry about the future," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 33(3), pages 515-530, November.
  18. Wayne A. Grove & Stephen Wu, 2007. "The Search for Economics Talent: Doctoral Completion and Research Productivity," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(2), pages 506-511, May.
  19. Stephen Wu, 2007. "Recent publishing trends at the AER, JPE and QJE," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(1), pages 59-63.
  20. Ann L. Owen & Stephen Wu, 2007. "Is Trade Good for Your Health?," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(4), pages 660-682, September.
  21. Wu Stephen, 2005. "Fatalistic Tendencies: An Explanation of Why People Don't Save," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 4(1), pages 1-23, September.
  22. Rosen, H.S.Harvey S. & Wu, Stephen, 2004. "Portfolio choice and health status," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(3), pages 457-484, June.
  23. Stephen Wu, 2003. "The Effects of Health Events on the Economic Status of Married Couples," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 38(1).
  24. Wu, Stephen, 2003. "Sickness and preventive medical behavior," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(4), pages 675-689, July.
  25. Wu, Stephen, 2001. "Adapting to heart conditions: a test of the hedonic treadmill," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 495-507, July.
  26. Alan B. Krueger & Stephen Wu, 2000. "Forecasting Job Placements of Economics Graduate Students," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(1), pages 81-94, December.


  1. Wayne A Grove x & Stephen Wu, 2011. "Factors Influencing Student Performance in Economics: Class and Instructor Characteristics," Chapters, in: Gail M. Hoyt & KimMarie McGoldrick (ed.), International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 33, Edward Elgar Publishing.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 12 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (5) 2009-12-11 2010-02-13 2010-03-20 2010-11-20 2012-03-08. Author is listed
  2. NEP-HAP: Economics of Happiness (4) 2009-12-11 2010-02-13 2010-09-18 2010-11-20
  3. NEP-CBE: Cognitive & Behavioural Economics (3) 2008-11-25 2010-03-20 2010-09-18
  4. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (3) 2008-11-25 2008-12-14 2010-05-29
  5. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (3) 2004-08-31 2010-03-20 2010-09-18
  6. NEP-CBA: Central Banking (1) 2007-08-08
  7. NEP-CFN: Corporate Finance (1) 2003-01-27
  8. NEP-ENE: Energy Economics (1) 2010-05-29
  9. NEP-FOR: Forecasting (1) 2007-08-08
  10. NEP-HPE: History & Philosophy of Economics (1) 2010-02-13
  11. NEP-MON: Monetary Economics (1) 2007-08-08
  12. NEP-NEU: Neuroeconomics (1) 2010-03-20
  13. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2008-11-25
  14. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (1) 2010-05-29
  15. NEP-REG: Regulation (1) 2010-05-29


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