The Effects of Income Transparency on Well-Being: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
NBER Working Paper No. 25622
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Thanks to Ipsos MMI for providing access to the survey data. Thanks to Ottar Hellevik for all his help with this study. Thanks to Erzo F.P. Luttmer and Johanna Mollerstrom for providing excellent discussions. Thanks to the editor and reviewers for their invaluable input. I also benefited from the feedback from several colleagues as well as seminar discussants at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Universidad de San Andres, LMU Munich, ITAM, CIDE, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Universidad de la Republica, RAND, the BESH Research Symposium, the AEA Annual Meetings, the USC Happiness Conference and the NBER Summer Institute. Diego Marino Fages provided outstanding research assistance. The first draft of this paper circulated in August 2015 under the title “Measuring the Value of Self- and Social-Image.” The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.