The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being by Carol L. GrahamThe Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being by Carol L. Graham

The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being

byCarol L. Graham

Paperback | August 8, 2012

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In The Pursuit of Happiness, renowned economist Carol Graham explores what we know about the determinants of happiness and clearly presents both the promise and the potential pitfalls of injecting the "economics of happiness" into public policymaking. While the book spotlights the innovative contributions of happiness research to the dismal science, it also raises a cautionary note about the issues that still need to be addressed before policymakers can make best use of them.

Carol Graham is the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution. She is also College Park Professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. Her previous books include Happiness around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford) and Happin...
Title:The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-BeingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 8, 2012Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0815724047

ISBN - 13:9780815724049

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"Since 1776 the 'pursuit of happiness' has been the great world question. Here, reflecting on modern survey techniques and results, Carol Graham drills deeper.... [She] is opening up a whole new frontier in economic and social policy."—George Akerlof, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics