Economic Freedom and Happiness
20 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2013
Date Written: July 15, 2011
That liberty is necessary for greater happiness and a better life is a notion deeply rooted in the American sensibility. But is there a link between greater freedom and greater happiness across countries? In this article we explore this question by examining the empirical relationship between liberty, as measured by economic freedom, and happiness across more than 100 countries.
Keywords: happiness research, happiness study, global economic freedom, economic freedom by country comparison, free markets, capitalism
JEL Classification: P10, P17
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