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Working Papers

2021

  1. Why Does Happiness Respond Differently to an Increase vs. Decrease in Income?
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads

2020

  1. The Easterlin Paradox
    GLO Discussion Paper Series, Global Labor Organization (GLO) Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2020) Downloads View citations (9)

2019

  1. Three Revolutions of the Modern Era
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Comparative Economic Studies (2019)

2016

  1. Paradox Lost?
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Review of Behavioral Economics (2017)

2013

  1. China's Life Satisfaction, 1990-2010
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (70)
  2. Cross Sections Are History
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Population and Development Review (2013)
  3. Happiness and Economic Growth: The Evidence
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (32)
  4. Happiness, Growth, and Public Policy
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (66)

2011

  1. The Happiness-Income Paradox Revisited
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (19)

2009

  1. Happiness and Economic Growth: Does the Cross Section Predict Time Trends? Evidence from Developing Countries
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (12)
  2. Happiness and Growth the World Over: Time Series Evidence on the Happiness-Income Paradox
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (89)

2008

  1. Life Satisfaction and Economic Conditions in East and West Germany Pre- and Post-Unification
    SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) Downloads View citations (52)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2008)
  2. Lost in Transition: Life Satisfaction on the Road to Capitalism
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (16)
    Also in SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) (2008) Downloads View citations (16)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2009)

2007

  1. Happiness and Domain Satisfaction: Theory and Evidence
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (23)
  2. Modern Economic Growth and Quality of Life: Cross Sectional and Time Series Evidence
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (5)

2006

  1. Life Satisfaction and Economic Outcomes in Germany Pre- and Post-Unification
    IEPR Working Papers, Institute of Economic Policy Research (IEPR) View citations (4)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2006) Downloads View citations (4)

2005

  1. Is There an "Iron Law of Happiness"?
    IEPR Working Papers, Institute of Economic Policy Research (IEPR) View citations (4)

2003

  1. Building a Better Theory of Well-Being
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (15)

1993

  1. Prices and Preferences in Choice of Career: The Switch to Business, 1972-87
    Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education, Department of Economics, Williams College Downloads

1990

  1. APPLICATION OF GRANGER-SIMS CAUSALITY TESTS TO MONTHLY FERTILITY DATA, 1958-1984
    Department of Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, Williams College View citations (6)

1974

  1. Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1467)

Undated

  1. Beyond Gender Differences in U.S. Life Cycle Happiness
    Working Papers, University of Massachusetts Boston, Economics Department Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Diminishing Marginal Utility of Income? A Caveat
    University of Southern California Legal Working Paper Series, University of Southern California Law School Downloads View citations (67)
  3. Explaining Happiness
    University of Southern California Legal Working Paper Series, University of Southern California Law School
  4. Feeding the Illusion of Growth and Happiness: A Reply to Hagery and Veenhoven
    University of Southern California Legal Working Paper Series, University of Southern California Law School Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement (2005)

Journal Articles

2019

  1. Three Revolutions of the Modern Era
    Comparative Economic Studies, 2019, 61, (4), 521-530 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2019)

2018

  1. Life Transitions and Life Satisfaction During Young Adulthood
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2018, 19, (1), 297-314 Downloads View citations (2)

2017

  1. Paradox Lost?
    Review of Behavioral Economics, 2017, 4, (4), 311-339 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2013

  1. Cross-Sections Are History
    Population and Development Review, 2013, 38, 302-308 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. HAPPINESS, GROWTH, AND PUBLIC POLICY-super-†
    Economic Inquiry, 2013, 51, (1), 1-15 Downloads View citations (61)
  3. Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics.. By Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2013. Pp. xiii, 168. $32.00, hardcover
    The Journal of Economic History, 2013, 73, (4), 1191-1192 Downloads

2012

  1. Life satisfaction of rich and poor under socialism and capitalism
    International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2012, 1, (1), 112-126 Downloads View citations (2)

2011

  1. The Impact of Modern Economic Growth on Urban–Rural Differences in Subjective Well-Being
    World Development, 2011, 39, (12), 2187-2198 Downloads View citations (30)

2010

  1. Well-Being, Front and Center: A Note on the Sarkozy Report
    ifo DICE Report, 2010, 8, (04), 22-25 Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Population and Development Review, 2010, 36, (1), 119-124 (2010) Downloads View citations (8)

2009

  1. Lost in transition: Life satisfaction on the road to capitalism
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2009, 71, (2), 130-145 Downloads View citations (104)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2008

  1. Aspirations, Attainments, and Satisfaction: Life Cycle Differences Between American Women and Men
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008, 9, (4), 601-619 Downloads View citations (31)
  2. Life satisfaction and economic conditions in East and West Germany pre- and post-unification
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2008, 68, (3-4), 433-444 Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2006

  1. Happily Ever After? Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce, and Happiness in Germany
    Population and Development Review, 2006, 32, (3), 511-528 Downloads View citations (100)
  2. Life cycle happiness and its sources: Intersections of psychology, economics, and demography
    Journal of Economic Psychology, 2006, 27, (4), 463-482 Downloads View citations (208)
  3. The Quality-of-Life (QOL) Research Movement: Past, Present, and Future
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2006, 76, (3), 343-466 Downloads View citations (52)
  4. The Qualityity-of-Life (QOL) Research Movement: Past, Present, and Future
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2006, 76, (3), 343-466 Downloads View citations (37)

2005

  1. A puzzle for adaptive theory
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2005, 56, (4), 513-521 Downloads View citations (61)
  2. Diminishing Marginal Utility of Income? Caveat Emptor
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2005, 70, (3), 243-255 Downloads View citations (52)
  3. Feeding the Illusion of Growth and Happiness: A Reply to Hagerty and Veenhoven
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2005, 74, (3), 429-443 Downloads View citations (104)
    See also Working Paper

2003

  1. The Record of Global Economic Development. By Eric Jones. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2000. Pp. xviii, 226
    The Journal of Economic History, 2003, 63, (1), 307-308 Downloads

2002

  1. Is Reported Happiness Five Years Ago Comparable to Present Happiness? A Cautionary Note
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2002, 3, (2), 193-198 Downloads View citations (4)

2001

  1. Income and Happiness: Towards an Unified Theory
    Economic Journal, 2001, 111, (473), 465-84 View citations (1069)
  2. Life Cycle Welfare: Trends and Differences
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2001, 2, (1), 1-12 Downloads View citations (30)
  3. Life cycle welfare: evidence and conjecture
    Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2001, 30, (1), 31-61 Downloads View citations (16)
  4. Subjective well-being and economic analysis: a brief introduction
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2001, 45, (3), 225-226 Downloads View citations (23)

2000

  1. Locational restructuring and financial crises
    Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2000, 11, (1-2), 129-138 Downloads
  2. The Globalization of Human Development
    The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2000, 570, (1), 32-48 Downloads
  3. The Worldwide Standard of Living since 1800
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2000, 14, (1), 7-26 Downloads View citations (86)

1999

  1. How beneficent is the market? A look at the modern history of mortality
    European Review of Economic History, 1999, 3, (3), 257-294 Downloads View citations (54)

1997

  1. General and Miscellaneous - The Economics of New Goods. Edited by Timothy F. Bresnahan and Robert J. Gordon. Studies in Income and Wealth. Volume 58. Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1997. Pp. x, 494. $75.00
    The Journal of Economic History, 1997, 57, (4), 980-982 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. The Story of a Reluctant Economist
    The American Economist, 1997, 41, (2), 11-21 Downloads
    See also Chapter (2004)

1995

  1. Echoes of the baby boom and bust: Recent and prospective changes in living alone among elderly widows in the united states
    Demography, 1995, 32, (1), 17-28 Downloads View citations (9)
  2. Industrial Revolution and Mortality Revolution: Two of a Kind?
    Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 1995, 5, (4), 393-408 View citations (13)
  3. Preferences and prices in choice of career: The switch to business, 1972-1987
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 1995, 27, (1), 1-34 Downloads View citations (13)
  4. Will raising the incomes of all increase the happiness of all?
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 1995, 27, (1), 35-47 Downloads View citations (1303)

1992

  1. Analysis
    Challenge, 1992, 35, (4), 51-53 Downloads View citations (61)
  2. Education and Economic Development Since the Industrial Revolution. Edited by Gabriel Tortella. Valencia, Spain: Generalitat Valenciana, 1990. Pp. x, 353
    The Journal of Economic History, 1992, 52, (1), 259-260 Downloads

1990

  1. How Have American Baby Boomers Fared? Earnings and Economic Well-Being of Young Adults, 1964-1987
    Journal of Population Economics, 1990, 3, (4), 277-90 View citations (5)

1984

  1. New Perspectives on the Demographic Transition: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of an Indian State, 1951-1975
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1984, 32, (2), 227-53 Downloads View citations (1)

1981

  1. Structures of American Social History. By Walter Nugent. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981. Pp. xii, 206. $12.95
    The Journal of Economic History, 1981, 41, (4), 926-927 Downloads
  2. Why Isn't the Whole World Developed?
    The Journal of Economic History, 1981, 41, (1), 1-17 Downloads View citations (118)

1980

  1. Fertility and Scarcity in America. By Peter H. Lindert. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978. Pp. xi, 395
    The Journal of Economic History, 1980, 40, (2), 440-441 Downloads

1978

  1. What will 1984 be like? Socioeconomic implications of recent twists in age structure
    Demography, 1978, 15, (4), 397-432 Downloads View citations (59)

1976

  1. Population Change and Farm Settlement in the Northern United States
    The Journal of Economic History, 1976, 36, (1), 45-75 Downloads View citations (36)
  2. Reply to Bogue
    The Journal of Economic History, 1976, 36, (1), 81-83 Downloads

1971

  1. Does Human Fertility Adjust to the Environment?
    American Economic Review, 1971, 61, (2), 399-407 Downloads View citations (19)

1967

  1. Effects of Population Growth on the Economic Development of Developing Countries
    The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1967, 369, (1), 98-108 Downloads

1966

  1. Economics
    The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1966, 367, (1), 223-225 Downloads
  2. On the relation of economic factors to recent and projected fertility changes
    Demography, 1966, 3, (1), 131-153 Downloads View citations (30)

1965

  1. Long swings in u.s. demographic and economic growth: some findings on the historical pattern
    Demography, 1965, 2, (1), 490-507 Downloads View citations (6)

1962

  1. The Economic Growth of the United States, 1790-1860. By Douglass C. North. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1961. Pp. xvi, 304. $6.75
    The Journal of Economic History, 1962, 22, (1), 122-126 Downloads

1961

  1. Israel's Development: Past Accomplishments and Future Problems
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1961, 75, (1), 63-86 Downloads View citations (4)

1958

  1. LONG TERM REGIONAL INCOME CHANGES: SOME SUGGESTED FACTORS
    Papers in Regional Science, 1958, 4, (1), 313-325 Downloads View citations (10)

1957

  1. Approaches to Economic Development. By Norman S. Buchanan and Howard S. Ellis. New York: The Twentieth Century Fund, 1955. Pp. xiv, 494. $5.00
    The Journal of Economic History, 1957, 17, (3), 459-461 Downloads

Books

2021

  1. An Economist’s Lessons on Happiness
    Springer Books, Springer

2016

  1. Happiness, Growth, and the Life Cycle
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press View citations (2)
    Also in OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press (2010) View citations (48)

2006

  1. The Reluctant Economist
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press
    Also in Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press (2004) View citations (9)

1987

  1. Birth and Fortune
    University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press View citations (126)

1985

  1. The Fertility Revolution
    University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press View citations (112)

1980

  1. Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries
    NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc View citations (242)

1968

  1. Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience
    NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc View citations (70)

1962

  1. The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective
    NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc View citations (12)
    See also Chapter (1968)

Edited books

2002

  1. Happiness in Economics
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads View citations (72)

1987

  1. Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries
    National Bureau of Economic Research Books, University of Chicago Press View citations (2)

Chapters

2021

  1. Can Government Increase My Happiness: Nordic Countries
    Springer
  2. Can Government Increase My Happiness: Transition Countries
    Springer
  3. Critiquing the Paradox
    Springer
  4. Dawn of the Happiness Revolution
    Springer
  5. Does Money Make People Happy?
    Springer
  6. Dream on, Professor!
    Springer
  7. Family Life and Happiness
    Springer
  8. Growth and happiness in China, 1990–2015
    Chapter 8 in A Modern Guide to the Economics of Happiness, 2021, pp 129-161 Downloads
  9. Happiness or GDP?
    Springer View citations (2)
  10. How Can I Increase My Happiness?
    Springer
  11. How Does Health Affect Happiness?
    Springer
  12. Introduction
    Springer
  13. Measuring Happiness
    Springer
  14. More on Money and Happiness
    Springer
  15. What About Democracy, Religion, Charity, Volunteering, Etc.?
    Springer
  16. Who Is Happier: Young or Old? Women or Men?
    Springer
  17. Who to Believe? Psychology or Economics?
    Springer

2009

  1. Happiness and Domain Satisfaction: New Directions for the Economics of Happiness
    Chapter 4 in Happiness, Economics and Politics, 2009 Downloads View citations (3)

2004

  1. The Story of a Reluctant Economist
    Chapter 8 in Reflections of Eminent Economists, 2004 Downloads
    See also Journal Article in The American Economist (1997)

1980

  1. American Population since 1940
    A chapter in The American Economy in Transition, 1980, pp 275-348 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Introduction to "Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries"
    A chapter in Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries, 1980, pp 1-4 Downloads View citations (23)
  3. Toward a More General Economic Model of Fertility Determination: Endogenous Preferences and Natural Fertility
    A chapter in Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries, 1980, pp 81-150 Downloads View citations (35)

1968

  1. Appendix for Chapter 2
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 187-201 Downloads
  2. Appendix for Chapter 3
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 204-221 Downloads
  3. Appendix for Chapter 4
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 225-233 Downloads
  4. Appendix for Chapter 5
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 237-251 Downloads
  5. Appendix for Chapter 6
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 255-258 Downloads
  6. Appendix for Chapter 7
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 269-272 Downloads
  7. Appendix for Chapters 6 and 7
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 261-265 Downloads
  8. Bibliography
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 275-287 Downloads
  9. Differential Changes in Sex-Age Specific Participation Rates
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 165-182 Downloads
  10. Historical Patterns and Preliminary Causal Analysis
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 21-41 Downloads
  11. Introduction and Summary
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 3-18 Downloads
  12. Recent and Projected Labor Force Growth in the Light of Longer-term Experience
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 141-164 Downloads
  13. The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 77-110 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Book (1962)
  14. The Analytical Model: Recent and Prospective Experience
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 42-74 Downloads
  15. The Current Fertility Decline and Projected Fertility Changes
    A chapter in Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience, 1968, pp 111-138 Downloads

1962

  1. Appendix A: Basic Data
    A chapter in The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective, 1962, pp 36-44 Downloads
  2. Appendix B: Analyses of Components of Change in Total White and Total Native White Fertility
    A chapter in The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective, 1962, pp 45 Downloads
  3. Appendix C: Detailed Notes to Appendix A and B Tables
    A chapter in The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective, 1962, pp 46-60 Downloads
  4. Conclusions and Possible Implications
    A chapter in The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective, 1962, pp 29-32 Downloads
  5. Foreword to "The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective"
    A chapter in The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective, 1962, pp 1-2 Downloads View citations (7)
  6. Kuznets Cycles in U.S. Population Growth and Fertility
    A chapter in The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective, 1962, pp 2-13 Downloads
  7. Reasons for Kuznets Cycles in Fertility of Different Population Groups
    A chapter in The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective, 1962, pp 13-29 Downloads
  8. References
    A chapter in The American Baby Boom in Historical Perspective, 1962, pp 33-36 Downloads

1960

  1. Interregional Differences in Per Capita Income, Population, and Total Income, 1840-1950
    A chapter in Trends in the American Economy in the Nineteenth Century, 1960, pp 73-140 Downloads View citations (25)

1958

  1. The Income Side: Some Theoretical Aspects
    A chapter in A Critique of the United States Income and Product Accounts, 1958, pp 149-186 Downloads

1956

  1. Staff Reports: National Income and Capital Formation
    A chapter in Basic Research and the Analysis of Current Business Conditions, Thirty-sixth Annual Report, 1956, pp 39-45 Downloads
 
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