The Happiness Equation

Author(s): Nick Powdthavee

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How do we account for what makes us happy? Everybody wants to be happy. But how much happiness - precisely - will each life choice bring? Should I get married? Am I really going to feel happy about the career that I picked? How can we decide not only which choice is better for us, but how much it's better for us? The result of new, unique research, The Happiness Equation brings to a general readership for the first time the new science of happiness economics.


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'This intelligent and entertaining book shows how the scientific study of happiness is changing the field of economics - and the world!' Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness 'An important, readable, incisive, and often marvellously funny book. The author is an international expert in the field and his deep knowledge shines through in the prose.' Andrew J Oswald, University of Warwick 'An adventure to one of the new frontiers of knowledge, this book is a masterful blend of personal experience, contemporary culture, and social science' Richard Easterlin, Professor of Economics, University of Southern California

Dr. Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee is a behavioural economist at Department of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

General Fields

  • : 9781848312463
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : June 2011
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

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  • : Nick Powdthavee
  • : Paperback
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  • : 330.019
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