Robert MacCulloch

Working paper

How political systems and social welfare policies affect well-being: a literature review

A literature review of how formal institutions affect self-reported well-being.
Working paper

Indigenous belief in a just world: New Zealand Māori and other ethnicities compared

Striking differences in economic outcomes exist within New Zealand for Māori relative to the non-Māori population. This paper analyses whether certain beliefs and values differ systematically between Māori and non-Māori, while recognising that there is not a uniform culture for either group. Many of the...
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Culture, beliefs and economic performance

Beliefs are one component of culture. Data from the World Values Survey is available on a subset of beliefs concerning (broadly) meritocracy and poverty that appear relevant for economics. We document how they vary as well as their distribution across countries. We then correlate these...