Economics and Happiness: Framing the Analysis

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - 366 стор.
This book is the first of its kind to provide a comprehensive overview of the burgeoning field of happiness and economics. The essays collected in this book provide an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the theoretical, applied and partly experimental aspects of the whole field anddiscusses the economic, sociological, philosophical, and psychological contributions to the field. The book breaks new ground, particularly on the more recent directions of research on happiness, well-being, interpersonal relations and reciprocity. The meaning of happiness is thoroughly explored andthe tension between various definitions is discussed.The volume opens with Richard Easterlin's own assessment of the main issues. Other authors include Robert H. Frank, Robert Sugden, Bruno S. Frey, Alois Stutzer, Richard Layard, Martha C. Nussbaum, Matt Matravers, Bernard M.S, van Praag, Oded Stark, You Q. Wang, Ruut Veenhoven, Charlotte Phelps,Stefano Zamagni, and Luigi Pasinetti.

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Luigino Bruni is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of East Anglia and the University of Florence. His main interests are in the field of ethics in economics, the history of economic thought, and the methodology of economics, sociality, and happiness in economics.
Pier Luigi Porta is Chair at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He has been a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Université de Fribourg, Duke University, New York University, and the University of Bologna. He is also Secretary of ESHET, the European Society for the History of Economic Thought.

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