Posts Tagged ‘Richard Easterlin’

  • Monkeys, Economics and Happiness

    Sep 7, 12 • 239 Views • 1 Comment

    Behavioral economists might be able to explain our response to income inequality. In a paper on money and happiness, economist Richard Easterlin initially asks the reader how she feels if her income rises. Then he asks how she reacts when it stays the same....  [read more]

  • Salary Secrecy

    Aug 23, 12 • 230 Views • No Comments

    What happens when everyone knows how much you earn? A Boulder, Colorado firm, has voluntarily decided to let workers check a spreadsheet and see what others take home. One employee said she likes it, even when she discovers someone earns more. “I am...  [read more]

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    Money and Happiness

    Apr 26, 11 • 250 Views • No Comments

    It is possible, after all, that money can make us happy. A recent Brookings paper from 3 University of Pennsylvania researchers concluded that people experience greater “subjective well-being” or life satisfaction when they are more affluent....  [read more]