Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee is a Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School. Prior to joining Warwick in 2016, he held a joint position as a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research and as a Principal Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. His doctorate, which he obtained in 2006 from the University of Warwick under the guidance of Professor Andrew Oswald, was on the economics of happiness. His research articles on happiness and behavioural economics can be found in Economica, the Review of Economics & Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics, Social Science & Medicine, and Journal of Economic Psychology. He is also the author of The Happiness Equation: The Surprising Economics of Our Most Valuable Asset (Icon Book, UK) and a co-author of The Origins of Happiness: The Science of Well-Being over the Life-course (Princeton University Press).

His research interests are in applied microeconometrics, behavioural economics, labour economics, health economics, experimental economics, and happiness.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2010.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14715
Nattavudh Powdthavee, Yohanes E. Riyanto, Erwin Wong, Jonathan Yeo, Qi Yu Chan
Published in: PLoS One, 2021, 16(6), e0253195
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13210
Published as 'Education and pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours: a nonparametric regression discontinuity analysis of a major schooling reform in England and Wales', Ecological Economics, 2021, 181, 106931.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13204
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2021, 193, 104346
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12589
Lajos Kossuth, Nattavudh Powdthavee, Donna Harris, Nick Chater
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 171, 35-58.