Happiness Economics: If Happiness Is So Important, Why Do We Know So Little About It?
Recently, happiness economics has become a subject of interest for researchers and policymakers as a criterion of economic welfare. The revelation of the factors that improve individuals’ happiness levels and the determination of suitable policy recommendations in this direction have encouraged new research in the field of economics. In this context, the book titled “Happiness Economics: If Happiness Is So Important, Why Do We Know So Little About It?” will aim to analyze happiness as an economic measurement originating from the particularly recent dissatisfaction towards the sense of welfare in economics.
Happiness economics, which is a sub-branch of behavioral economics that emerged as a result of the criticism towards neoclassical economics, is a field that researches the extent and nature of the impact of economic factors on happiness. It aims to introduce policies towards improving individuals’ happiness and research the objective and subjective parameters that affect the happiness and satisfaction levels of individuals. In this direction, this book aims to reveal the factors affecting individuals’ happiness and satisfaction on a micro and macroeconomic level. Additionally, it is also aimed to integrate results obtained from various fields such as political science, public finance and social policy in conjunction with various socio-demographic factors such as age, gender and educational background.
Main Themes of The Book Project
Happiness Research and Economic Theory
Paradoxes of Happiness in Economics
What Makes People Happy?
Income, Economic Development and Happiness
Unemployment and Happiness
Inflation and Happiness
Inequality and Happiness
Consumption and Happiness
Management and Happiness
Life Expectancy and Happiness
Social Security, Social Policies and Happiness
Public Revenues, Public Expenditure, Taxation and Happiness
Financial Security, Financial Markets and Happiness
Democracy and Happiness
Sustainability and Happiness
Political Institutions and Happiness
Socio-Demographic Factors and Happiness
The Effects of Happiness