Analyzing the economics of happiness combines the techniques of economists and psychologists. Experts have measured the sense of well-being of hundreds of thousands of people around the world, and examined the surprising range of factors contributing to happiness.
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Unequal life chances and choices: How subjective well-being metrics can inform benefit-cost analysis
January 28, 2016, Carol Graham
In a new paper, Carol Graham uses well-being metrics to look at differences across rich and
poor cohorts in the United States, with a comparative look at Latin America.
Opportunity and Well-being
Reflections on the Upper Crust
2014, Darrell M. West
2012, Carol Graham
2011, Carol Graham
Opportunity and Insecurity in New Market Economies
2001, Carol Graham and Stefano Pettinato
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Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Global – CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Richard V. Reeves
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families
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