Technology and Welfare - Investigating the relationship between the ownership of technology-based assets and subjective measures of well-being

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2020
 
Publication date: April 2020
 
Author(s):
Alexander O'Riordan (Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University)
 
Abstract:

This paper estimates the effects of the ownership of technological assets on self-reported measures of wellbeing, both subjective and objective. The estimation procedure employed is based on a dynamic panel approach, one that is capable of controlling for individual effects, as well as potential sources of endogeneity such as reverse causality. The results indicate that there is a statistically significant relationship between changes in the composition and value of one’s technological asset portfolio and measures of social and economic wellbeing.

 
JEL Classification:

D60, D63, O10, O11

Keywords:

asset ownership, welfare, dynamic effects

Download: PDF (460 KB)

Login

(for staff & registered students)



Need a password?
Forgot your password?

Upcoming Seminars

No seminars are currently listed. Please check back soon.
 
More...

BER Weekly

27 September 2021
Besides the escalating woes at leading Chinese property group Evergrande, global and domestic financial markets were focused on a slew of central bank policy meetings last week. ...

Read the full issue
 

Upcoming Seminars

No seminars are currently listed. Please check back soon.
 
More...

BER Weekly

27 September 2021
Besides the escalating woes at leading Chinese property group Evergrande, global and domestic financial markets were focused on a slew of central bank policy meetings last week. ...

Read the full issue