Paul Frijters


Do you need a job to find a job?

Using a unique Australian data set which contains information on both accepted and rejected job offers, Deborah Cobb-Clark, Paul Frijters and Guyonne Kalb investigate whether job offers arrive more frequently for those in employment than for those in unemployment. Their results reveal that, across the...

How well do individuals predict their future life satisfaction? Rationality and learning following a nationwide exogenous shock

Over recent years a number of papers have used individual or household longitudinal survey data to investigate the rationality of income expectations. In this paper the authors provide a novel contribution to this literature by examining the ability of individuals to correctly predict their own...
Discussion paper

Estimating the causal effect of income on health: evidence from post reunification East Germany

In this paper the authors investigate if there was a causal effect of changes in current and 'permanent' income on the health of East Germans in the years following reunification. Reunification was completely unanticipated and therefore can be seen as providing some exogenous variation, which...