Labor supply effects of winning a lottery

Matteo Picchio, Sigrid Suetens, Jan van Ours

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This paper investigates how winning a substantial lottery prize affects labor supply. Analyzing data from Dutch State Lottery winners, we find that earnings are affected but not employment. Lottery prize winners reduce their hours of work but they are not very likely to withdraw from the labor force. We also find that the effects of lottery prizes last for several years and materialize predominantly among young single individuals without children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1700-1729
JournalThe Economic Journal
Issue number611
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018


  • labor supply
  • income effects
  • wealth shocks
  • lottery players


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