Happiness and Economics: How the Economy and Institutions Affect Human Well-Being

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Dezember 2001



"This is a first-class book. It is a great read whether you are a social scientist or just someone who wants to understand what makes human beings tick. It will even make you happy. Frey and Stutzer's timing is perfect. They have written a marvelous book just as the field is about to take off. Their scholarship is excellent; they write beautifully; the topic is important. Terrific work."--Andrew J. Oswald, Warwick University
"This is a timely, excellent, insightful, and highly readable book by two authors who have an obvious command of their subject. It should become the standard reference text on the rapidly expanding academic study of happiness. It will appeal not only to a wide range of social scientists but also to a wide public audience outside academia. Bruno Frey and Alois Stutzer offer a comprehensive historical account that also reaches to the limits of our current understanding."--Robert MacCulloch, London School of Economics


Preface vii PART I: Setting the Stage CHAPTER 1: Happiness 3 CHAPTER 2: Well-Being and Economics 19 CHAPTER 3: Personality and Socio-Demograohic Influences on happiness 49 PART II: Economic Effects on Happiness CHAPTER 4: Income 73 CHAPTER 5: Employment 95 CHAPTER 6: Inflation 111 PART III: Political Effects on Happiness CHAPTER 7: The Current Politico-Economic Process 121 CHAPTER 8: Constitution: Popular Referenda and Federalism 133 CHAPTER 9: Outcome and Process 153 PART IV: Conclusions CHAPTER 10: Happiness Inspires Economics 171 APPENDIX A 185 APPENDIX B 191 References 195 Data Sources 215 Index 217


Bruno Frey is Professor of Economics at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics in Zurich. He is the author of Economics as a Science of Human Behavior, Not Just for the Money. An Economic Theory of Personal Motivation: The New Democratic Federalism for Europe and Inspiring Economics. Alois Stutzer is a lecturer on the theory of economic policy at the University of Zurich, where he is also finishing his Ph.D. on economics and happiness. He has authored several papers in the fields of public choice, labor economics, and economics and psychology.


A major breakthrough in economic research.
EAN: 9780691069982
ISBN: 0691069980
Untertitel: 'Princeton Paperbacks'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2001
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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