The Pursuit of Happiness by Carol L. Graham
An Economy of Well-Being (Brookings Focus Books)

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In The Pursuit of Happiness, renowned economist Carol Graham explores what we know about the determinants of happiness and clearly presents both the promise and the potential pitfalls of injecting the "economics of happiness" into public policymaking. While the book spotlights the innovative contributions of happiness research to the dismal science, it also raises a cautionary note about the issues that still need to be addressed before policymakers can make best use of them.

 

About Carol L. Graham

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Carol Graham is the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution. She is also College Park Professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. Her previous books include Happiness around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford) and Happiness and Hardship: Opportunity and Insecurity in New Market Economies, with Stefano Pettinato (Brookings).
 
Published July 25, 2012 by Brookings Institution Press. 178 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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