web analytics

Discussion: Economics of Happiness

The Satisfaction with Life Index. Blue through red represent most to least happy respectively; grey areas have no reliable data available.

The Satisfaction with Life Index. Blue through red represent most to least happy respectively; grey areas have no reliable data available.

Hosted by the Aspen Institute, this discussion between two economist on the topic of happiness in relation to economics.

If you ask people does money buy happiness, they all get very high-minded and say, well, of course not and they begin to preach to you about love, meaning and other things. But if you examine their behavior you might conclude they not only think money buys happiness, they don’t think anything else buys happiness. Economics and happiness have a lot to do with each other. What can we learn and what can economists learn from research on happiness? And what can we learn about happiness from economists? Robert Frank, Justin Wolfers, and Daniel Gilbert speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue.

RelatedPost