Justin Wolfers

Professor of Economics and Public Policy


Research Data

I have checked each of these files, and they are capable of exactly replicating the results in my published research. If you are having trouble getting any of them to run, it is likely that this is due to the "features" of your statistical software being "upgraded." I provide the data here without any further support, so if you need other formats, have trouble debugging, or can't follow the code, I'll leave you to figure it out. I'm confident that with some tenacity, you'll succeed. Questions about the source data can usually be resolved by reading the published paper, carefully.

Warning: Many of these are large files!

NBA Race Data

Racial Discrimination Among NBA Referees

with Joseph Price

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125(4):1859-1887.

Death Penalty Data

Uses and Abuses of Empirical Evidence in the Death Penalty Debate

with John J. Donohue

Stanford Law Review (2005) 58:791-846.

Unemployment Data

The Role of Shocks and Institutions in the Rise of European Unemployment: The Aggregate Evidence

with Olivier Blanchard

Economic Journal, March 2000

Inflation Expectations Data

Disagreement About Inflation Expectations

with Greg Mankiw and Ricardo Reis

NBER Macro Annual, 2003

Economic Derivatives Data

Macroeconomic Derivatives: An Initial Analysis of Market-Based Macro Forecasts, Uncertainty and Risk

with Refet Gurkaynak

NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics, 2005.

Divorce Data

Did Unilateral Divorce Raise Divorce Rates? A Reconciliation and New Results

American Economic Review, December 2006

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress

with Betsey Stevenson

Quarterly Journal of Economics 121(1), February 2006

Prediction Markets and Elections Data

Party Influence in Congress and the Economy

with Erik Snowberg and Eric Zitzewitz

Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2(3), July 2007.

Partisan Impacts on the Economy: Evidence from Prediction Markets and Close Elections

with Erik Snowberg and Eric Zitzewitz

Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2007, 122(2).

Three Tools for Forecasting Federal Elections: Lessons from 2001

with Andrew Leigh

Australian Journal of Political Science July 2002

Female CEOs Data

Diagnosing Discrimination: Stock Returns and CEO Gender

Journal of the European Economic Association, May 2006.

Subjective Well-Being Data

Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?

with Betsey Stevenson

American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2013.

Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox

with Betsey Stevenson

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2008.

The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness

with Betsey Stevenson

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, August 2009.

Happiness and the Human Development Index: Australia is Not a Paradox

with Andrew Leigh

Australian Economic Review, June 2006.

Happiness Inequality in the United States

with Betsey Stevenson

Journal of Legal Studies, 37(S2), June 2008.


Trust in Public Institutions over the Business Cycle

with Betsey Stevenson

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 101(3) 281-287, May 2011