Justin Wolfers

Professor, The Wharton School of Business at UPENN

Justin Wolfers appears in the following:

House Votes to Reaffirm 'In God We Trust' as National Motto

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday night to reaffirm "In God We Trust" as the national motto of the United States. The resolution, sponsored by Virginia Republican J. Randy Forbes, was overwhelmingly passed by a vote of 396 to 9. At a time when public trust in government and major institutions like the banks is at an all time low, what do Americans trust in? It's a question The Takeaway posed to listeners. Who or what does America trust? God? The almighty dollar? The Federal Reserve?

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After Decades of Progress, Why Aren't Women Happy?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Things have changed since the 1970s, especially for women. But a new study published this week in the National Bureau of Economic Research indicates that those changes may not be making women more content. In fact, the research reveals that women are less happy now then they were in the 1970’s. With all the gains that women have made in the past three and a half decades, why is happiness on the decline? The Takeaway talks to the co-authors of the paper, “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness", Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson. Both are assistant professors in public policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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