How Much Does Overwork Effect Happiness?

The results of a survey conducted recently by the Australia Institute apparently shows that half of Australians (61 per cent of those working overtime) were prevented from spending enough time with family in the preceding week as a result of over-work. According to the press release (which is the most detailed description of the . . . → Read More: How Much Does Overwork Effect Happiness?

David Rand: Social Science experiments with Mechanical Turk

Berkman fellow Dave Rand conducts social science experiments online, using labor markets like Mechanical Turk. His lunch presentation, titled “The Online Laboratory: Taking Experimental Social Science onto the Internet” largely reports on results from a paper he recently published with John Horton and Richard Zeckhauser. The paper makes the argument that some experiments can . . . → Read More: David Rand: Social Science experiments with Mechanical Turk

Economic Events on November 3, 2010

The figures for motor vehicle sales in October will be released today.  The consensus estimate is that 8.8 million autos were sold last month, which would be an increase of 200,000 from September.

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index was released at 7:00 AM EDT, and there was a week to week increase of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 3, 2010