Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83290
Authors: 
Štika, Pavel
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IES Occasional Paper 2/2008
Abstract (Translated): 
In this paper I am trying to provide the reader with a brief overview of contemporary discussion about recently frequently mentioned topic of economics and happiness. In the last few years the number of publications related to happiness from the economic perspective growth exponentially. As the importance of this topic seems to grow significantly, I modestly intend to provide Czech public with a very starting reference point for further research in this field. In the first part I sum up the basic terms of subjective well-being and Easterlin paradox and give an overview of the most striking empirical observations. The second part shortly describes approach to the happiness problem of selected key historical personalities, namely Aristotle, Smith and Genovesi. In the third part I outline present key challenge for the economic theory - tackling with the reciprocity phenomenon.
Subjects: 
happiness
Easterlin paradox
reciprocity
Anthonio Genovesi
history of economic thought
JEL: 
A11
B19
B59
D64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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