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In April 2019, the Gross National Happiness (GNH) Index was launched. This index relies on Big Data and measures the evaluative mood of a nation in re...

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Hein Kaiser on MixFM - 360 Brunch Interview Interview: 17 Jan 2021 11h01

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SAfm Interview: 13 Jan 2021 08h13

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Figure 1: Number of Vaccine related tweets (7 day moving average)

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702 Interview: 9 Jan 2021 09h36

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SAfm Interview: 6 Jan 2021 08h21

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GNH (Gross National Happiness) over the festive season

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Basic outline:
1.    What is Happiness Economics?
2.    Why is it important to measure happiness?
3.    Big Data
4.    Twitter
5.    Gross National Happiness Index
6.    Descriptive analysis
7.    Results of Covid-19 and lockdown on happiness
8.    Policy implications

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After 102 days without community transmission, New Zealand is once again grappling with increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases. The return to level 3 lo...

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Results of the Gross National Happiness study show that South Africans appear to be happier to be at home than they were at the start of lockdown, but there were other perplexing findings, writes Melanie Verwoerd. 

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On 27 March 2020, South Africa went into “lockdown”. These lockdown regulations were implemented to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus ...

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Investigating[1] the effect of COVID-19 cases on the happiness levels of South Africans, researchers found that before the implementation of the &ldqu...

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In a preliminary investigation[1] to determine what matters for South Africans’ happiness during the pandemic, the results show that the cumulat...

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Discussion | South Africans remain unhappy in lockdown
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South African’s levels of hourly happiness, after President Ramaphosa’s level four lockdown restriction speech (23 April 2020), decreased ...

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SAfm Interview: 3 Apr 2020 21h43
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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Basketball star Kobe Bryant died, along with his daughter, in a helicopter crash in January.   It seems more New Z...

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In the face of unprecedented measures to contain COVID-19, concerns for the well-being of our fellow countrymen and women should be skyrocketing. But...

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A new GLO Discussion Paper provides evidence that investor sentiments and emotions derived from stock market-related Twitter tweets are significant pr...

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