The Economics Of Happiness: How The Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding Of Well-being And Progress by Mariano RojasThe Economics Of Happiness: How The Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding Of Well-being And Progress by Mariano Rojas

The Economics Of Happiness: How The Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding Of Well-being…

byMariano Rojas

Hardcover | September 19, 2019

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This book presents a panoramic view of the implications from Richard Easterlin's groundbreaking work on happiness and economics. Contributions in the book show the relevance of the Easterlin Paradox to main areas, such as the relationship between income and happiness, the relationship between economic growth and well-being, conceptions of progress and development, design and evaluation of policies for well-being, and the use of happiness research to address welfare economics issues.  This book is unique in the sense that it gathers contributions from senior and top researchers in the economics of happiness, whom have played a central role in the consolidation of happiness economics, as well as promising young scholars, showing the current dynamism and consolidation of happiness economics.
Mariano Rojas is Professor of Economics at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Sede México and at Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico. He holds a Ph.D in economics from The Ohio State University, United States. His areas of research are: Subjective Well-Being, Happiness, Quality of Life, Poverty Studies...
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Title:The Economics Of Happiness: How The Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding Of Well-being…Format:HardcoverDimensions:482 pagesPublished:September 19, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3030158349

ISBN - 13:9783030158347

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction.- Chapter 1. The Relevance of Richard Easterlin's Groundbreaking Work. A Historical Perspective (Mariano Rojas).- Part 2. Income and Happiness.- Chapter 2. The Easterlin Paradox Revisited: Who is Right? (Maarten Vendrik).- Chapter 3. Relative Income, Subjective Wellbeing and the Easterlin Paradox: Intra- and Inter-national Comparisons (Arthur Grimes).- Chapter 4. Relative Income in Latin America (Mariano Rojas).- Part 3. Happiness in Welfare Economics.- Chapter 5. Does Happiness Improve Welfare Economics a Lot? (Gabriel Leite Mota).- Chapter 6. The Easterlin Paradox from the Perspective of Scitovsky's The Joyless Economy (Maurizio Pugno).- Part 4. Happiness in Development.- Chapter 7. It's not the Economy, Stupid! Shifting Policies from Economic Growth to Social Capital and Happiness (Stefano Bartolini).- Chapter 8. Homo Economics and Happiness: Towards more Sustainable Development (Martin Binder).- Chapter 9. Keynes' Grandchildren and Easterlin's Paradox: What is Keeping us from Reducing our Working Hours? (Johannes Hirata).- Chapter 10. Using Well-Being Metrics to Assess Social Well-Being and Ill-Being: Lessons from Rising Mortality Rates in the United States (Carol Graham).- Part 5. Social Foundations of Happiness.- Chapter 11. When does the Weight of Expectations hit Children? And are They Peer Oriented? (Paul Frijters).- Chapter 12. Social Foundations of the Life Course of Happiness (John F. Helliwell).- Part 6. Happiness along the Life Course.- Chapter 13. Born to be Mild? Cohort Effects don't (fully) Explain why Well-being is U-shaped in Age (Andrew E. Clark).- Chapter 14. Do Modern Humans Suffer a Psychological Low in Midlife? Two Approaches (With and Without Controls) in Seven Data Sets (David G. Blanchflower ).- Part 7. Happiness in Economics.- Chapter 15. Inequality Aversion and Risk Attitudes (Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell ).- Chapter 15. Inequality Aversion and Risk Attitudes (Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell).- Chapter 16. Happiness and Lottery Wins (Andrew J. Oswald).- Part 8. Happiness in Politics.- Chapter 17. The Subjective Well-being Political Paradox: Evidence from Latin America (Anke C. Plagnol).