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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Empathy and Emulation: Life Satisfaction and the Urban Geography of Comparison Groups

Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh, John F. Helliwell

NBER Working Paper No. 14593
Issued in December 2008

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We are grateful for helpful comments from Nicole Fortin, Thomas Lemieux, Erick Matsen, Peter Zorn, and other seminar participants, and wish to acknowledge our support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and from Statistics Canada through UBC's Interuniversity Research Data Centre. This research forms part of the CIFAR Program on Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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