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Chris Dawson



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Research interests

My research is positioned in the general areas of labour economics and behavioural economics. I am particularly interested in how optimism influences occupational choice, labour market performance and happiness. My most recent work advocates being realistic as a route to contentment. 

My research has been featured in media outlets across the globe including the Atlantic, Business Standard, Daily Beast, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph Australia, Daily Star, El Confidential, Financial Express, Glamour US, Hindustan Times, Huffington Post, Independent, Mirror, New York Magazine, Sky News, Sun, Telegraph, Times and Sunday Times, Times of India.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students who are interested in these broad research fields.


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