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Georgios Kavetsos

Associate Professor (Reader in UK) in Behavioural Economics
School of Business & Management
Queen Mary University of London
Associate, Centre for Economic Performance
London School of Economics
Affiliate, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard University
Research interests: Applied microeconomics;  Behavioural economics;  Health Economics;  Welfare Economics
There are two main themes to my research. The first seeks to understand how interventions shape individuals' preferences and behaviours. The second looks at the impact such interventions and behaviours have on individuals' well-being.
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Selected Publications 
Pay transparency intervention and the gender pay gap: Evidence from research-intensive universities in the UK
British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2024 (with Danula Gamage, Sushanta Mallick, Almudena Sevilla)
'Better the devil you know': Are stated preferences over health and happiness determined by how healthy and happy people are?
Social Science & Medicine, 2022, 303, 115015 (with Matt Adler, Paul Dolan, Amanda Henwood)
The effect of the Brexit referendum result on subjective well-being
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2021, 184, 707-731 (with Ichiro Kawachi, Ilias Kyriopoulos, Sotiris Vandoros)
Quantifying the intangible impact of the Olympics using subjective well-being data
Journal of Public Economics, 2019, 177 (with Paul Dolan, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski, Nicolas Ziebarth)
The asymmetric experience of positive and negative economic growth: Global evidence using subjective well-being data
Review of Economics & Statistics, 2018, 100, 362-375 (with Femke De Keulenaer, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Michael Norton, Bert Van Landeghem, George Ward)
Would you choose to be happy? Tradeoffs between happiness and the other dimensions of life in a large population survey
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2017, 139, 60-73 (with Matthew Adler, Paul Dolan)
In fatal pursuit of immortal fame: Peer competition and early mortality of music composers
Social Science & Medicine, 2015, 134, 30-42  (with Karol J. Borowiecki)
Greasy roads: The impact of bad financial news on road traffic accidents
Risk Analysis, 2014, 34, 556-566  (with Paul Dolan, Sotiris Vandoros)
Form or function? The impact of new sports stadia on property prices in London
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2014, 177, 169-190  (with Gabriel Ahlfeldt)​

Sick but satisfied: The impact of life and health satisfaction on choice between health scenarios
Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 32, 708-714  (with Paul Dolan, Aki Tsuchiya)

The impact of the London Olympics announcement on property prices
Urban Studies, 2012, 49, 1453-1470​​       
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Working Papers
What was and what shall be: Economic attitudes and cognitive dissonance following election outcomes
(with Christian Krekel)
Passing on the flame: Do mega sports events nudge healthier lifestyles?
(with Christian Krekel and Nicolas Ziebarth)
Education & Previous Positions

- Visiting Assoc. Prof, London School of Economics, 2024 
- Visiting Scientist, Harvard University, 2020 
- Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), Queen Mary University of London, 2018-2022
- Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Queen Mary University of London, 2016-2018
- Research Fellow, London School of Economics, 2011-2016
- Research Fellow, Bayes Business School (formerly Cass Business School), 2009-2011
- Ph.D. Economics, Imperial College London, 2009
- M.Sc. Economics, University College London (UCL), 2005
- M.Sc. Finance, Imperial College London, 2004
- B.Sc. Economics, City University London, 2003
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