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Fear of robots and life satisfaction (2020)
Journal Article
Hinks, T. (in press). Fear of robots and life satisfaction. International Journal of Social Robotics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-020-00640-1

The use of robots and in particular next-generation robots in the production of goods and services is increasing. What impact robots are having on people’s quality of life, including workers, is as yet under-explored. This paper provides initial fi... Read More about Fear of robots and life satisfaction.

Bribery, motivations for bribery and life satisfaction in transitional countries (2020)
Journal Article
Hinks, T. (2020). Bribery, motivations for bribery and life satisfaction in transitional countries. World Development Perspectives, 17, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2020.100172

The focus on bribery and corruption and its impact on life satisfaction is relatively new in the economics and development studies literature. This paper contributes to this emerging field by asking whether reasons for making informal payments are c... Read More about Bribery, motivations for bribery and life satisfaction in transitional countries.

Former Communist party membership and bribery in the post-socialist countries (2018)
Journal Article
Ivlevs, A., & Hinks, T. (2018). Former Communist party membership and bribery in the post-socialist countries. Journal of Comparative Economics, 46(4), 1411-1424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2018.06.001

© 2018 Association for Comparative Economic Studies We study the effect of former Communist party membership on paying bribes to public officials and motivations for bribery, 25 years after the fall of communist rule. Data come from a large represent... Read More about Former Communist party membership and bribery in the post-socialist countries.

Happiness in Bangladesh: The Role of Religion and Connectedness (2017)
Journal Article
Hinks, T., Devine, J., & Naveed, A. (2019). Happiness in Bangladesh: The Role of Religion and Connectedness. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(2), 351-371. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-017-9939-x

© 2017, The Author(s). Research into the relation between religion and happiness offers inconclusive evidence. Religion seems to matter but it is not entirely clear how and why. Moreover much of the research to date is rooted in western experiences.... Read More about Happiness in Bangladesh: The Role of Religion and Connectedness.

The resource curse without natural resources: Expectations of resource booms and their impact (2017)
Journal Article
Frynas, J. G., Wood, G., & Hinks, T. (2017). The resource curse without natural resources: Expectations of resource booms and their impact. African Affairs, 116(463), 233-260. https://doi.org/10.1093/afraf/adx001

© The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal African Society. All rights reserved. Many resource-rich countries have experienced a range of negative economic and political effects from natural resource extraction, often... Read More about The resource curse without natural resources: Expectations of resource booms and their impact.

‘Choose to be optimistic, it feels better?’ Evidence of optimism on employment utility (2016)
Journal Article
Hinks, T., Dawson, C., Hinks, T., & Veliziotis, M. (2017). ‘Choose to be optimistic, it feels better?’ Evidence of optimism on employment utility. Bulletin of Economic Research, 69(4), 428-436. https://doi.org/10.1111/boer.12107

© 2016 Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research and John Wiley & Sons Ltd Individual's expected wages exceed predicted market wages. Rational expectations imply the divergence should be zero. If individuals over-estimate the return fr... Read More about ‘Choose to be optimistic, it feels better?’ Evidence of optimism on employment utility.

Sample selection and bribing behaviour: Evidence from post-socialist countries and Western Europe (2015)
Journal Article
Ivlevs, A., & Hinks, T. (2015). Sample selection and bribing behaviour: Evidence from post-socialist countries and Western Europe. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 235(2), 139-167

We study the individual-level determinants of bribing public officials. Particular attention is paid to the issue of respondents’ non-random selection into contact with public officials, which may result in biased estimates. Data come from the 2010 L... Read More about Sample selection and bribing behaviour: Evidence from post-socialist countries and Western Europe.

Global economic crisis and corruption (2014)
Journal Article
Ivlevs, A., & Hinks, T. (2015). Global economic crisis and corruption. Public Choice, 162(3-4), 425-445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-014-0213-z

© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We study the effects of the 2008–2009 global economic crisis on the household experience of bribing public officials. The data come from the Life in Transition-2 survey, conducted in 2010 in 30 post-s... Read More about Global economic crisis and corruption.

Trusting neighbours or strangers in a racially divided society: Insights from survey data in South Africa (2013)
Journal Article
Hinks, T., Hinks, T., & Posel, D. (2013). Trusting neighbours or strangers in a racially divided society: Insights from survey data in South Africa. Journal of African Economies, 22(1), 136-162. https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejs018

In this paper, we investigate reported measures of trust in South Africa, collected in the 2008 National Income Dynamics Study. In particular, we compare responses to two questions asked of all adult respondents about the likelihood that a lost walle... Read More about Trusting neighbours or strangers in a racially divided society: Insights from survey data in South Africa.

Fractionalization and well-being: Evidence from a new South African data set (2012)
Journal Article
Hinks, T. (2012). Fractionalization and well-being: Evidence from a new South African data set. New Zealand Economic Papers, 46(3), 253-271. https://doi.org/10.1080/00779954.2012.691787

This paper aims to test whether a number of fractionalization variables that capture cultural and economic diversity have any impact on reported life satisfaction as well as happiness. Controlling for standard economic and non-economic variables, we... Read More about Fractionalization and well-being: Evidence from a new South African data set.

Crime and happiness amongst heads of households in Malawi (2010)
Journal Article
Hinks, T., Davies, S., & Hinks, T. (2010). Crime and happiness amongst heads of households in Malawi. Journal of Happiness Studies, 11(4), 457-476. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-009-9152-7

This paper uses 2005 Malawian data to investigate the link between crime and happiness in Malawi. Detailed descriptive statistics reveal that crime is a gendered issue and econometric analyses show that males and females respond differently to differ... Read More about Crime and happiness amongst heads of households in Malawi.

Job satisfaction and employment equity in South Africa (2009)
Journal Article
Hinks, T., & Hinks, T. (2009). Job satisfaction and employment equity in South Africa. Journal of African Economies, 19(2), 237-255. https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejp019

This paper is the first to estimate job satisfaction equations in post-Apartheid South Africa. Absolute earnings contribute to greater job satisfaction. Racial group is also an important predictor of job satisfaction, but, when interacted with a prox... Read More about Job satisfaction and employment equity in South Africa.

The relationship between economic and subjective wellbeing indicators in Peru (2009)
Journal Article
Velazco, J., Chou, W. J., Guillen-Royo, M., Copestake, J., Hinks, T., & Hinks, T. (2009). The relationship between economic and subjective wellbeing indicators in Peru. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 4(2), 155-177. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-009-9070-1

Previous studies in Peru have identified apparent mismatches between people's perceptions of their wellbeing and indicators of their material welfare. This paper draws on primary data from relatively poor localities in Central Peru to investigate the... Read More about The relationship between economic and subjective wellbeing indicators in Peru.

Life satisfication in Malawi and the importance of relative consumption, polygamy and religion (2008)
Journal Article
Davies, S., Hinks, T., & Hinks, T. (2008). Life satisfication in Malawi and the importance of relative consumption, polygamy and religion. Journal of International Development, 20(7), 888-904. https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.1470

Happiness equations for Malawi are estimated using a new household survey. It is apparent that absolute consumption level is strongly associated with satisfaction. Both objective and subjective relative consumption in the neighbourhood is positively... Read More about Life satisfication in Malawi and the importance of relative consumption, polygamy and religion.

Poverty, networks and location: The determinants of job-search in South Africa (2008)
Journal Article
Hinks, T. (2008). Poverty, networks and location: The determinants of job-search in South Africa. Journal of International Development, 20(2), 117-131. https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.1392

Previous work into the decision to search or not for work when unemployed has found that local unemployment rates, education level and social networks are important in the case of South Africa. This paper introduces a number of additional variables i... Read More about Poverty, networks and location: The determinants of job-search in South Africa.

Economic welfare, poverty and subjective wellbeing (2008)
Book Chapter
Hinks, T. (2008). Economic welfare, poverty and subjective wellbeing. In J. Copestake (Ed.), Wellbeing and Development in Peru: Local and Universal Views ConfrontedPalgrave Macmillan

Development is something we all aspire to, but also readily criticize for failing to live up to our hopes of sustained improvement in human wellbeing. This book presents findings of systematic research into the contested meanings of development and w... Read More about Economic welfare, poverty and subjective wellbeing.

The racial employment gap in South Africa (2004)
Journal Article
Brookes, M., & Hinks, T. (2004). The racial employment gap in South Africa. South African Journal of Economics, 72(3), 573-580. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2004.tb00126.x

The aim of this paper was to estimate whether the probability of an employment gap between White and African, and Coloured and Asian labour force participants had changed between 1995 and 2002. For each of the four years the expected racial employmen... Read More about The racial employment gap in South Africa.

Gender wage differentials and discrimination in the New South Africa (2002)
Journal Article
Hinks, T. (2002). Gender wage differentials and discrimination in the New South Africa. Applied Economics, 34(16), 2043-2052. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036840210124991

Research into discrimination within South Africa (SA) has focused on racial issues, with gender issues being largely ignored. This study aims to estimate gender wage differentials and through decomposition analysis understand the different problems f... Read More about Gender wage differentials and discrimination in the New South Africa.

No end to the racial wage hierarchy in South Africa? (2002)
Journal Article
Allanson, P., Atkins, J. P., & Hinks, T. (2002). No end to the racial wage hierarchy in South Africa?. Review of Development Economics, 6(3), 442-459. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9361.t01-1-00166

The South African apartheid system formally ended with the election of the African National Congress at the first all-race elections held in 1994. As a result, racist policies such as color barring, that particularly hindered the advancement of black... Read More about No end to the racial wage hierarchy in South Africa?.


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