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dc.contributor.authorvan Praag, Bernard M. S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:14:11Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:14:11Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25957-
dc.description.abstractAfter having been ignored for a long time by economists, happiness is becoming an object of serious research in 21st century economics. In Section 2 we sketch the present status of happiness economics. In Section 3 we consider the practical applicability of happiness economics, retaining the assumption of ordinal individual utilities. In Section 4 we introduce a cardinal utility concept, which seems to us the natural consequence of the happiness economics methodology. In Section 5 we sketch how this approach can lead to a normative approach to policy problems that is admissible from a positivist point of view. Section 6 concludes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 1912en_US
dc.subject.jelB21en_US
dc.subject.jelB41en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwLebensqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitiken_US
dc.titlePerspectives from the happiness literature and the role of new instruments for policy analysisen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn538027606en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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