Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Happiest of Them All?

11 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2008

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Benno Torgler

Queensland University of Technology; CREMA; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Nemanja Anti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Uwe Dulleck

Queensland University of Technology - School of Economics and Finance

Abstract

This paper turns Snow-White's magic mirror onto recent economics Nobel Prize winners, top economists and happiness researchers, and through the eyes of the man in the street seeks to determine who the happiest academic is. The study not only provides a clear answer to this question but also unveils who is the ladies' man and who is the sweetheart of the aged. It also explores the extent to which information matters and whether individuals' self-reported happiness affects their perceptions about the happiness of these superstars in economics.

Suggested Citation

Torgler, Benno and Anti, Nemanja and Dulleck, Uwe, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Happiest of Them All?. Kyklos, Vol. 61, Issue 2, pp. 309-319, May 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1121099 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6435.2008.00403.x

Benno Torgler

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

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CREMA

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Switzerland

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Nemanja Anti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Uwe Dulleck

Queensland University of Technology - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

GPO Box 2434
2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Australia

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