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Research : John Ifcher
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Work in Progress
"The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Health and Hapiness" (with Cassey Boyd-Swan, Arizona State University, Chris Herbst, Arizona State University, and Homa Zarghamee, Santa Clara University)
"The Life Satisfaction of Those Approaching Retirement Age and the Great Recession: Evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System" (with Amanda Taylor)
"Impact of Relative and Absolute Income on Happiness: A Laboratory Investigation" (with Lina Diaz, Dan Houser, and Homa Zarghamee).
"Competing on Chance: Gender and Competition in Games without Agency." (with Homa Zarghamee, Barnard College)
"Buying the Benefits of Marriage: Marriage, Income, and Happiness in the United States" (with Chris Herbst, Arizona State University, and Homa Zarghamee, Santa Clara University)
"How Have Single Mothers Fared During the Great Recession: Evidence from the Gallop Daily Poll" (with Carol Graham, Chris Herbst, and Homa Zarghamee).
"Positive and Negative Affect and Overconfidence: A Laboratory Investigation" (with Homa Zarghamee). (revisions requested)
"Subjective-Well-Being, Inequality and Per Capita Income: Evidence from the World Values" (with Homa Zarghamee, Barnard College) (under review)
"A Bundle of Joy: Does Parenting Really Make Us Miserable? " (with Chris M. Herbst, Arizona State Univeristy) (under review)
"Trends in the Happiness of Single Mothers: Evidence from the General Social Survey." (with Homa Zarghamee, Santa Clara University). The Journal of Happiness Studies (forthcoming)
"Happiness and Time Preference: The Effect of Positive Affect in a Random-Assignment Experiment." (with Homa Zarghamee, Santa Clara University).The American Economic Review 101(7): 3109-3129 (2011)
"The Happiness of Single Mothers after Welfare Reform." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 11(1) (Topics), Article 60 (2011).
"Identify the Effect of a Welfare-to-Work Program Using Capacity Constraint: a New York City Quasi-Experiment." Eastern Economic Journal 36: 299-316 I(2010)
"The General Assistance Recipients and Welfare-To-Work Programs on General Assistance Recipients:Evidence from New York City." Poverty and Public Policy 2(3): Article 9.
"The Effect of a Welfare-to-Work Program on Homeless Shelter Use in New York City: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment" (presented, WEAI Conference, June 2008)
"Adults' Abilities To Detect Children Who Are Ready To Learn" (with Michelle Perry and J. Wooley) International Journal Of Behavioral Development, 18(2): 365-381 (1995).
Experimental Economics' Ethics" (with Homa Zarhgamee). In Practicing Professional Ethics in Economicsand Public Policy (Elizabeth Searing and Donald Searing, eds.), Springer:New York, NY. (forthcoming)
"Spend or Save? Study or Party? Smoke or Quit?" (with Homa Zarghamee). In Shift & Reset (Brian Reich, ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ (2011).