Happiness and Economics
How the Economy and Institutions Affect Human Well-being
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Happiness and Economics by Bruno S. Frey
Book DescriptionCuriously, economists, whose discipline has much to do with human well-being, have shied away from factoring the study of happiness into their work. Happiness, they might say, is an "unscientific" concept. This is the first book to establish empirically the link between happiness and economics--and between happiness and democracy. Two respected economists, Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer, integrate insights and findings from psychology, where attempts to measure quality of life are well-documented, as well as from sociology and political science. They demonstrate how micro- and macro-economic conditions in the form of income, unemployment, and inflation affect happiness. The research is centered on Switzerland, whose varying degrees of direct democracy from one canton to another, all within a single economy, allow for political effects to be isolated from economic effects. Not surprisingly, the authors confirm that unemployment and inflation nurture unhappiness. Their most striking revelation, however, is that the more developed the democratic institutions and the degree of local autonomy, the more satisfied people are with their lives. While such factors as rising income increase personal happiness only minimally, institutions that facilitate more individual involvement in politics (such as referendums) have a substantial effect. For countries such as the United States, where disillusionment with politics seems to be on the rise, such findings are especially significant. By applying econometrics to a real-world issue of general concern and yielding surprising results, Happiness and Economics promises to spark healthy debate over a wide range of the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691069982
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bruno S. Frey
Happiness, Paperback (September 2010)
A leading economist discusses the potential of happiness research (the quantification of well-being) to answer important questions that standard economics methods are unable to analyze.
Economics and Psychology, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Bruno S. Frey
Leading economics scholars consider the influence of psychology on economics, discussing topics including pro-social behavior, conditional trust, neuroeconomics, procedural utility, and happiness research.
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Author Biography - Bruno S. Frey
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.
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