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Will de Freitas

Will de Freitas is the business and economy editor at The Conversation.
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Happy People Are More Productive — Especially if You Give Them Chocolate

March 21, 2014 Economists at the University of Warwick have found happiness increases productivity by around 12%. Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi carried out a number of experiments to test the idea that happy employees work harder. Their study, involving over 700 participants, is the first causal evidence using randomized trials. ...