John F. Helliwell
Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia
6000 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1L4
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of British Columbia
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|December 2019||Measuring and Using Happiness to Support Public Policies|
|October 2018||Happiness at Different Ages: The Social Context Matters|
with Max B. Norton, Haifang Huang, Shun Wang: w25121
|May 2018||How Happy are Your Neighbours? Variation in Life Satisfaction among 1200 Canadian Neighbourhoods and Communities|
with Hugh Shiplett, Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh: w24592
|August 2017||Social Capital and Prosocial Behaviour as Sources of Well-Being|
with Lara B. Aknin, Hugh Shiplett, Haifang Huang, Shun Wang: w23761
|September 2016||Migration as a Test of the Happiness Set Point Hypothesis: Evidence from Immigration to Canada|
with Aneta Bonikowska, Hugh Shiplett: w22601
|August 2016||Social Capital, Trust and Well-being in the Evaluation of Wealth|
with Kirk Hamilton, Michael Woolcock: w22556
|July 2016||New Evidence on Trust and Well-being|
with Haifang Huang, Shun Wang: w22450
|January 2016||Inequality of Subjective Well-Being as a Comprehensive Measure of Inequality|
with Leonard Goff, Guy Mayraz: w21900
Published: Goff, L. , Helliwell, J. F. and Mayraz, G. (2018), INEQUALITY OF SUBJECTIVE WELL‐BEING AS A COMPREHENSIVE MEASURE OF INEQUALITY. Econ Inq, 56: 2177-2194. doi:10.1111/ecin.12582
|July 2015||How was the Weekend? How the Social Context Underlies Weekend Effects in Happiness and other Emotions for US Workers|
with Shun Wang: w21374
Published: How Was the Weekend? How the Social Context Underlies Weekend Effects in Happiness and Other Emotions for US Workers Helliwell JF, Wang S (2015) How Was the Weekend? How the Social Context Underlies Weekend Effects in Happiness and Other Emotions for US Workers. PLOS ONE 10(12): e0145123. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0145123
|The Economics of Happiness|
NBER Reporter 2015 number 2
|December 2014||How's Life at Home? New Evidence on Marriage and the Set Point for Happiness|
with Shawn Grover: w20794
Published: Shawn Grover & John F. Helliwell, 2019. "How’s Life at Home? New Evidence on Marriage and the Set Point for Happiness," Journal of Happiness Studies, vol 20(2), pages 373-390. citation courtesy of
|November 2014||The Emotional Consequences of Donation Opportunities|
with Lara B. Aknin, Guy Mayraz: w20696
Published: Lara B. Aknin & Guy Mayraz & John F. Helliwell, 2017. "The emotional consequences of donation opportunities," The Journal of Positive Psychology, vol 12(2), pages 169-177.
|Empirical Linkages between Good Government and National Well-being|
with Haifang Huang, Shawn Grover, Shun Wang: w20686
|January 2014||How Durable are Social Norms? Immigrant Trust and Generosity in 132 Countries|
with Shun Wang, Jinwen Xu: w19855
Published: John F. Helliwell & Shun Wang & Jinwen Xu, 2016. "How Durable are Social Norms? Immigrant Trust and Generosity in 132 Countries," Social Indicators Research- An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 128(1), pages 201-219, August. citation courtesy of
|January 2013||Comparing the Happiness Effects of Real and On-line Friends|
with Haifang Huang: w18690
Published: Comparing the Happiness Effects of Real and On-Line Friends John F. Helliwell , Haifang Huang PLOS Published: September 3, 2013 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072754
|October 2012||Understanding and Improving the Social Context of Well-Being|
|July 2011||Weekends and Subjective Well-Being|
with Shun Wang: w17180
Published: John Helliwell & Shun Wang, 2014. "Weekends and Subjective Well-Being," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 116(2), pages 389-407, April. citation courtesy of
|February 2011||New measures of the costs of unemployment: Evidence from the subjective well-being of 3.3 million Americans|
with Haifang Huang: w16829
Forthcoming, Economic Inquiry. citation courtesy of
|September 2010||Prosocial Spending and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Evidence for a Psychological Universal|
with Lara B. Aknin, Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh, Elizabeth W. Dunn, Robert Biswas-Diener, Imelda Kemeza, Paul Nyende, Claire E. Ashton-James, Michael I. Norton: w16415
|May 2010||How Much is Social Capital Worth?|
with Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh: w16025
Published: How Much Is Social Capital Worth? John F. Helliwell and Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh In J. Jetten, C. Haslam and S.A. Haslam, eds., The Social Cure, London: Psychology Press, pp. 55-71. A version is available as NBER working paper 16025 and appendix.
|April 2010||Trust and Well-being|
with Shun Wang: w15911
Published: Trust and Well-Being John F. Helliwell and Shun Wang International Journal of Wellbeing, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 42-78.
|Measuring and Understanding Subjective Well-Being|
with Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh: w15887
Published: Measuring and Understanding Subjective Well-Being John F. Helliwell and Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 43, Issue 3, pp. 729-753.
|February 2009||International Evidence on the Social Context of Well-Being|
with Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh, Anthony Harris, Haifang Huang: w14720
Published: International Evidence on the Social Context of Well-Being John F. Helliwell, Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh, Anthony Harris and Haifang Huang In Ed Diener, John F. Helliwell and Daniel Kahneman, eds. International Differences in Well-Being, Oxford University Press, 2010.
|December 2008||Well-being and Trust in the Workplace|
with Haifang Huang: w14589
Published: John Helliwell & Haifang Huang, 2011. "Well-Being and Trust in the Workplace," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 12(5), pages 747-767, October. citation courtesy of
|Empathy and Emulation: Life Satisfaction and the Urban Geography of Comparison Groups|
with Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh: w14593
|November 2008||Life Satisfaction and Quality of Development|
|January 2006||How's Your Government? International Evidence Linking Good Government and Well-Being|
with Haifang Huang: w11988
Published: Helliwell, John F. and Haifang Huang. "How's Your Government? International Evidence Linking Good Government and Well-Being." British Journal of Political Science 38 (2008): 595-619. citation courtesy of
|December 2005||Well-Being, Social Capital and Public Policy: What's New?|
Published: Helliwell, John F. "Well-Being, Social Capital And Public Policy: What's New?," Economic Journal, 2006, v116(510,Mar), C34-C45. citation courtesy of
|November 2005||How's the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace|
with Haifang Huang: w11759
Published: John F. Helliwell & Haifang Huang, 2010.
"How’s the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace,"
Industrial and Labor Relations Review,
ILR Review, ILR School, Cornell University, vol. 63(2), pages 205-227, January.
citation courtesy of
|December 2004||Demographic Changes and International Factor Mobility|
Published: John F. Helliwell, 2004. "Demographic changes and international factor mobility," Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Aug, pages 369-420. citation courtesy of
|November 2004||Well-Being and Social Capital: Does Suicide Pose a Puzzle?|
Published: John Helliwell, 2007. "Well-Being and Social Capital: Does Suicide Pose a Puzzle?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 81(3), pages 455-496, May. citation courtesy of
|July 2002||How's Life? Combining Individual and National Variables to Explain Subjective Well-Being|
Published: Helliwell, John F. "How's Life? Combining Individual And National Variables To Explain Subjective Well-Being," Economic Modelling, 2003, v20(2,Mar), 331-360. citation courtesy of
|May 1999||Education and Social Capital|
with Robert D. Putnam: w7121
Published: John F. Helliwell & Robert D. Putnam, 2007. "Education and Social Capital," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 33(1), pages 1-19, Winter. citation courtesy of
|June 1998||Comparing Capital Mobility Across Provincial and National Borders|
with Ross McKitrick: w6624
Published: John F. Helliwell & Ross McKitrick, 1999. "Comparing Capital Mobility across Provincial and National Borders," The Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue canadienne d'Economique, vol 32(5). citation courtesy of
|May 1997||National Borders, Trade and Migration|
Published: Pacific Economic Review, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 165-185, October 1997
|December 1996||Do Borders Matter for Social Capital? Economic Growth and Civic Culture in U.S. States and Canadian Provinces|
- John F. Helliwell, 1996. "Do National Borders Matter for Quebec's Trade?," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 29(3), pages 507-22, August.
- in "The economic implications of social cohesion" Lars Osberg (ed). University of Toronto Press, 2003
|February 1996||Economic Growth and Social Capital in Asia|
Published: The Asia Pacific Region in the Global Economy: A Canadian Perspective, Harris, Richard G., ed., Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1996,pp. 21-42.
|August 1995||Do National Borders Matter for Quebec's Trade?|
Published: Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 507-522, 1996. citation courtesy of
|January 1994||International Growth Linkages: Evidence from Asia and the OECD|
in Macroeconomic Linkage: Savings, Exchange Rates, and Capital Flows, Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger, editors
|December 1992||Trade and Technical Progress|
Published: L. Pasinetti and R. Jolow, eds., Economic Growth and the Structure of Long-Term Development, London: Macmillan, 1994, pp.253-271.
|International Growth Linkages: Evidence from Asia and the OECD|
Published: NBER - Ease Asia Seminar on Economics, Volume 3 Macroeconomic Linkage: Saving, Exchange Rates and Capital Flowsedited by Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger University of Chicago Press; November 1993
|May 1992||Empirical Linkages Between Democracy and Economic Growth|
Published: British Journal of Political Science, vol. 24, pp. 225-248, April 1994 citation courtesy of
|January 1992||Convergence and Growth Linkages Between North and South|
with Alan Chung: w3948
Published: North-South Linkages and International Macroeconomic Policy, Vines, Davidand David Currie, eds., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995,pp. 77-100.
|January 1991||Macroeconomic Convergence: International Transmission of Growth and Technical Progress |
with Alan Chung
in International Economic Transactions: Issues in Measurement and Empirical Research, Peter Hooper and J. David Richardson, editors
|April 1990||Fiscal Policy and the External Deficit: Siblings, but not Twins|
Published: "The Fiscal Deficit and the External Deficit: Siblings But Not Twins." From The Great Fiscal Experiment, edited by Rudolph G. Penner, pp. 23-58. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press, 1991.
|February 1990||Macroeconomic Convergence: International Transmission of Growth and Technical Progress|
with Alan Chung: w3264
Published: International Economic Transactions: Issues in Measurement and Empirical Research, edited by Peter Hooper and J. David Richardson, pp. 388-436. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1991.
|October 1988||Multicountry Modeling of Financial Markets|
with Jon Cockerline, Robert Lafrance: w2736
- Financial Sectors in Open Economies: Empirical Analysis and Policy Issues, edited by Peter Hooper, et al., pp. 305-356. Washington: Federal Reserve System, 1990.
- John F. Helliwell & Jon Cockerline & Robert Lafrance, 1990. "Multicountry modeling of financial markets," Proceedings, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), pages 305-363. citation courtesy of
|July 1988||The Effects of Fiscal Policy on International Imbalances: Japan and the United States|
M.O.L. Bacharach, M.A.H. Dempster and J.L. Enos, editors. Mathematical Models in Economics: Oxford Mathematical Economics Seminar Twenty-fifth Anniversary Volume. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
|August 1986||Supply-Side Macroeconomics|
Published: "Supply-side Macro-economics." From Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 597-625, (November 1986). citation courtesy of
|June 1985||Aggregate Output with Operating Rates and Inventories as Buffers BetweenVariable Final Demand and Quasi-Fixed Factors|
with Alan Chung: w1623
Published: Chung, Alan and John F. Helliwell. "Aggregate Output with Variable Rates of Utilization of Employed Factors." Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 33, (1986) .
|September 1984||International Comparison of the Sources of Productivity Slowdown 1973 1982|
with Peter Sturm, Gerard Salou: w1465
Published: Helliwell, John F., Peter H. Sturm, and Gerard Salou. "International Comparison of the Sources of Productivity Slowdown 1973-1982." European Economic Review, Vol. 28, 1-2 (1985), pp. 157-191. citation courtesy of
|August 1983||Stagflation and Productivity Decline in Canada, 1974-1982|
Published: Helliwell, John F. "Stagflation and Productivity Decline in Canada, 1974-19 82." Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 17, No. 2, (May 1984), pp. 191-21 6.
|November 1982||Empirical Studies of Macroeconomic Interdependence|
with Tim Padmore: w1021
Published: in "Handbook of International Economics," vol. 2, no. 2, edited by R.W. Jones and P.B. Kenen, Vol. 2, (1984). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. , 1985.
|July 1982||A Synthesis of Keynesian, Monetary, and Portfolio Approaches to FlexibleExchange Rates|
with Thorvaldur Gylfason: w0949
Published: Gylfason, Thorvaldur and John F. Helliwell. "A Synthesis of Keynesian, Monetary, and Portfolio Approaches to Flexible Exchange Rates." The Economic Journal, Vol. 93, No. 372, (December 1983), pp. 820-831. citation courtesy of
|June 1982||Macroeconomic Implications of Alternative Exchange Rate Models|
with Paul M. Boothe: w0904
- Helliwell, John F. and Paul M. Boothe. "Macroeconomic Implications of Alternative Exchange Rate Models." Exchange Rates in Multicountry Economic Models, edited by P. De Grauwe and T. Peeters. London, Macmillan, (1983) , pp. 21-53.
- Princeton Studies in International Finance, No. 54, 1984