Selected Recent (since 2015) Publications organised by subject matter – see CV for complete list
Economics of happiness
Anaya, L. Howley, P. Waqas, M., and Yalonetzky, G. (2023) Locked down in distress: A quasi-experimental estimation of the mental health fallout from the covid-19 pandemic. Economic Inquiry, In press. Working paper version available here
Ocean, N. and Howley, P. (2023) Which motivations would make farmers happier, and which would they choose? Land Economics, 99(3) 458-476.
Chaudhuri, K., and Howley, P. (2022) The impact of covid-19 vaccination for mental health. European Economic Review, 150, 104293.
Howley, P. and Knight, S. (2021) Staying down with the Joneses: Differences in the psychological cost of unemployment across neighbourhoods, Work, Employment and Society:
Howley, P., Waqas, M., Moro, M., Delaney, L. and Heron, T. (2020) It's not all about the economy stupid! Immigration and self-reported well-being in England. Work, Employment and Society, 1-18.
Ocean, N., Howley, P. and Ensor, J. (2019) Lettuce Be Happy: A longitudinal UK Study on the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and well-being. Social Science and Medicine, 335-345.
Howley, P. (2017) Less money or better health? Evaluating individuals’ willingness to make trade-offs using life satisfaction data. Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, 135-53-65.
Howley, P., Dillon, E., Heanue, K. and Meredith, D. (2017) Worth the risk? The behavioural path to well-being. Journal of Agricultural Economics 68, 534-552.
Howley, P., O Neill, S. and Atkinson, R. (2015) Who needs good neighbours? Environment and Planning A, 47, 939-956.
Howley, P. and Ocean, N. (2021) Doing more with less: Leveraging social norms and status concerns in encouraging conservation farm practices. Land Economics, 97, 372-387.
Ocean, N. and Howley, P. (2021) Using choice framing to improve the design of agricultural subsidy schemes. Land Economics, 933-950.
Howley, P. (2015) The happy farmer: the effect of nonpecuniary benefits on behaviour. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97, 1072-1096.
Howley, P., Buckley, C., Donoghue, C. and Ryan, M. (2015) Explaining the economic ‘irrationality’ of farmers’ land use behaviour: the role of productivist attitudes and non-pecuniary benefits. Ecological Economics, 109, 186-193.
Marr, E. and Howley, P. (2019) The accidental environmentalists: factors affecting farmer’s adoption of pro-environmental activities in England and Ontario. Journal of Rural Studies, 68, 1000-111.
Ensor, J., Mohan, T., Forrester, J., Khisa, U.K., Karim, T. and Howley, P. (2021) Opening space for equity and justice in resilience: a subjective approach to household resilience assessment. Global Environmental Change, 68.
Trujillo, J. and Howley, P. (2021) The effect of weather on crime in a ‘Torrid’ urban zone. Environment and Behavior, 53, 69-90.
O Donoghue, C., Buckley, C. Chyzheuskaya, A., Green, S., Hynes, S., Ryan, M. and Howley, P. (2021) The spatial impact of rural economic change on river water quality. Land Use Policy, 103, 1-13.
Taherzadeh, O. and Howley, P. (2017) No net loss of what, for whom? Stakeholder perspectives on Biodiversity Offsetting in England. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 1-24
Key working papers under review
Howley, P. Waqas, M. and Ocean, N. (2021) Open minds, open borders: Individual differences in the relationship between immigration and psychological well-being. Available here
Chen, R., Kesidou, E. and Howley P. (2022) The impact of ETS on Productivity in developing economies: A micro-econometric evaluation with Chinese firm-level data. Available here
Zhang, Y., Howley, P. and Hetschko, C. (2022) Tiger hunting and life satisfaction: A matter of trust? Available here