Happiness economics from 35,000 feet

MacKerron, George J (2012) Happiness economics from 35,000 feet. Journal of Economic Surveys, 26 (4). pp. 705-735. ISSN 0950-0804

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The economics of happiness, or subjective well being, is an expanding field, with a growing number of applied papers reporting empirical associations between happiness and other variables. This paper takes a broad view of the topic, aiming to provide an outline of the literature in relation to happiness economics' origins, definitions, theory, methods, applications, critiques, relations with other areas of economic research, political and policy connections, and promising directions for future inquiry.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Happiness
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
Depositing User: George MacKerron
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 09:15
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2012 09:15
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41020
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