Readership: Academics, researchers and students of behavioural, welfare and development economics. Scholars of political science, psychology and philosophy. Policymakers and general readers.
Carol Graham, Senior Fellow and Charles Robinson Chair, The Brookings Institution; College Park Professor, University of Maryland
"Well-written...[Graham's] lucid text is an easy read... Happiness Around the World offers a welcome, thought-provoking, and engaging snapshot of this emerging field." - Prashanth Ak, Science
"offers a timely and comprehensive review of many of the debates that underpin the economics of happiness...Graham's book is an excellent resource in which debates around happiness are explored." - Laura Hyman, Czech Sociological Review Vol 48
Introduction - Why Study Happiness?
1: The Economics of Happiness
2: The Happiness and Income Debate: Substance, Methodology, and the Easterlin Paradox
3: The Determinants of Happiness around the World
4: Does Happiness Matter?
5: Happiness and Health across Countries and Cultures
6: Economic Growth, Crises, Inequality, and More
7: Adapting to Good and Bad Fortune: How Friends, Freedom, Crime, and Corruption affect Happiness
8: Happiness around the World: Lessons - and Questions - for Policy
VOX article by Carol Graham