A Modern Guide to the Economics of Happiness

Elgar Modern Guides

Edited by Luigino Bruni, Professor of Political Economy, Department of Law, Economics, Politics and Modern languages, LUMSA University, Alessandra Smerilli, Professor of Economics, PFSE-Axilium University and Dalila De Rosa, Research Officer, Department of Finance, Ministry of Economics and Finance, Italy

Exploring the modern approach to the economics of happiness, which came about with the Easterlin Paradox, this book analyses and assesses the idea that as a country gets richer the happiness of its citizens remains the same. The book moves through three distinct pillars of study in the field: first analysing the historical and philosophical foundations of the debate; then the methodological and measurements issues and their political implications; and finally empirical applications and discussion about what determines a happy life.

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