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20082019
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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 individual utility. My most recent work advocates being realistic. 

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

Willing to supervise PhD

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

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 19 Article
  • 4 Working paper
  • 2 Commissioned report

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Optimistic Entrepreneurs Earn Less

Dawson, C., de Meza, D., Henley, A. & Arabsheibani, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : European Economic Review. 111, p. 53-69 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Entrepreneurs
Optimism
Employees
Self-employment
Psychological

Why optimism and entrepreneurship are not always a good mix for business

Dawson, C. & de Meza, D., 3 Oct 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
3 Citations

Financial Optimism and Entrepreneurial Satisfaction

Dawson, C., Jun 2017, In : Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 11 , 2, p. 171-194

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pay satisfaction
Optimism
Entrepreneurship
Self-employment
Discrepancy
1 Citations

How persistent is generalised trust?

Dawson, C., 27 Jul 2017, In : Sociology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

persistence
childhood
methodology
8 Citations

Temporary employment, job satisfaction and subjective well-being

Dawson, C., Veliziotis, M. & Hopkins, B., 1 Feb 2017, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. 38, 1, p. 69-98

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Job satisfaction
Personnel
Temporary employment
Subjective well-being
Well-being