Richard A. Easterlin

University of Southern California - Department of Economics

3620 South Vermont Ave. Kaprielian (KAP) Hall, 300

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 7 / 9

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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Happiness and Economic Growth: The Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7187
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, income, long term, short term, Easterlin paradox, developed countries, transition countries, less developed countries, China

Happiness and Economic Growth: The Evidence

Glatzer, W., Camfield, L., Møller, V., Rojas, M. (eds.), Global Handbook of Quality of Life, 2015, Springer, Forthcoming, USC-INET Research Paper No. 14-03
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Nov 2014
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, income, long term, short term, Easterlin paradox, developed countries, transition countries, less developed countries, China

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Happiness and Growth the World Over: Time Series Evidence on the Happiness-Income Paradox

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4060
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Mar 2009
Richard A. Easterlin and Laura Angelescu
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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happiness, economic growth, developing countries, transition countries, developed countries

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Building a Better Theory of Well-Being

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Apr 2003
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Subjective Well-being, Living Level, Health, Marital Status, Aspirations

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The Easterlin Paradox

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13923
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 07 Dec 2020
Richard A. Easterlin and Kelsey O'Connor
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and STATEC Research
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Paradox Lost?

USC-INET Research Paper No. 16-02
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Jan 2016
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Easterlin Paradox, economic growth, income, happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, transition countries, less developed countries, developed countries, long-term, short-term, trends, fluctuations.

Paradox Lost?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9676
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Feb 2016
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Easterlin Paradox, economic growth, income, happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, transition countries, less developed nations, developed countries, long-term, short-term, trends, fluctuations

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Happiness and Domain Satisfaction: Theory and Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2584, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C07-2, IEPR Working Paper No. 07.5
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Richard A. Easterlin and Onnicha Sawangfa
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and University of Southern California, Department of Economics
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Modern Economic Growth and Quality of Life: Cross Sectional and Time Series Evidence

IEPR Working Paper No. 07.4, IZA Discussion Paper No. 2755, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C07-7
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 15 Apr 2007
Richard A. Easterlin and Laura Angelescu
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Quality of life, well-being, economic growth, international and historical comparisons

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Is There an 'Iron Law of Happiness?'

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Feb 2005
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Happiness and Economic Growth: Does the Cross Section Predict Time Trends? Evidence from Developing Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4000
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Richard A. Easterlin and Onnicha Sawangfa
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and University of Southern California, Department of Economics
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happiness, economic growth, developing countries

Happiness and Economic Growth: Does the Cross Section Predict Time Trends? Evidence from Developing Countries

INTERNATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN WELLBEING, Ed Diener, John F. Helliwell, and Daniel Kahneman, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C09-1
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 12 Mar 2009
Richard A. Easterlin and Onnicha Sawangfa
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and University of Southern California, Department of Economics
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Lost in Transition: Life Satisfaction on the Road to Capitalism

SOEP Paper No. 94
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Apr 2008
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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happiness, transition, capitalism, socialism, loss aversion

Lost in Transition: Life Satisfaction on the Road to Capitalism

IZA Working Paper No. 3409
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 May 2008
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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happiness, transition, capitalism, socialism, loss aversion

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The Happiness-Income Paradox Revisited

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5799
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Jun 2011
University of Southern California - Department of Economics, University of Southern California - Department of Economics, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Easterlin Paradox, life satisfaction, subjective well-being

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Life Satisfaction and Economic Conditions in East and West Germany Pre- and Post-Unification

SOEP Paper No. 95
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Apr 2008
Richard A. Easterlin and Anke C. Zimmermann
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Life satisfaction, happiness, relative income, income satisfaction, transition economies

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Life Satisfaction and Economic Outcomes in Germany Pre- and Post-Unification

IEPR Working Paper No. 06.58, IZA Discussion Paper No. 2494
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Jan 2007
Richard A. Easterlin and Anke Zimmermann
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Subjective well-being, Domain satisfaction, German unification

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China's Life Satisfaction, 1990-2010

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7196
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Richard A. Easterlin, Robson Morgan and Malgorzata Switek
University of Southern California - Department of Economics, University of Southern California and University of Southern California
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economic growth, Easterlin Paradox, happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, transition countries, China

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Happiness, Growth, and Public Policy

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7234
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Mar 2013
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, economic growth, safety net policies, developed countries, transition countries, less developed countries, China

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Life Transitions and Life Satisfaction During Young Adulthood

USC-INET Research Paper No. 16-24
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Oct 2016
Malgorzata Switek and Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California and University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Life satisfaction, formation of unions, parenthood, school-to-work transition, dissolution of unions, work-family balance

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Why Does Happiness Respond Differently to an Increase vs. Decrease in Income?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14645
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Aug 2021
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Cross Sections are History

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7341
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Apr 2013
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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cross section, time series, economic growth, life expectancy, diffusion

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Three Revolutions of the Modern Era

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12435
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Demographic Revolution, happiness, cross section

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Happiness, Growth, and Public Policy†

Presidential Address, Western Economic Association International, July 1, 2012, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 1-15, 2013
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Nov 2012
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics
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Feeding the Illusion of Growth and Happiness: A Reply to Hagerty and Veenhoven

Posted: 27 May 2004
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics

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Explaining Happiness

Posted: 04 May 2004
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics

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Happiness, Living Level, Health, Marital Status, Aspirations

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Diminishing Marginal Utility of Income? A Caveat

Posted: 04 May 2004
Richard A. Easterlin
University of Southern California - Department of Economics

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