Happiness Economics. Does the Easterlin paradox stand?

Siyu Wang
Pluralist Economics Fellowship, 2020
Level: beginner
Perspectives: Behavioral Economics, Other
Topic: Alternatives to GDP, Behavior
Format: Multimedia Dossier

This dossier is part of the Pluralist Economics Fellowship, jointly put together by the Minerva Schools at KGI & The Network for Pluralist Economics.

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Happiness Economics. Does the Easterlin paradox stand?

Siyu Wang

Happiness economics is a branch in behavioral economics, where it explores the economics factors and consequences of happy humans. What makes people happier, and what benefits do we get when people are happier? This dossier introduces you to the field of happiness economics, from a review of economic factors proposed to influence people’s happiness, to a discussion of the economic consequences of happiness, and concludes with economic policy implications of happiness economics.

Happiness Economics

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Ce projet est le fruit du travail des membres du réseau international pour le pluralisme en économie, dans la sphère germanophone (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.) et dans la sphère francophone (Rethinking Economics Switzerland / Rethinking Economics Belgium / PEPS-Économie France). Nous sommes fortement attachés à notre indépendance et à notre diversité et vos dons permettent de le rester ! 

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