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Paradoxes of Happiness in Economics

Luigi Pasinetti

in Economics and Happiness

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780199286287
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603006 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199286280.003.0014
 						Paradoxes of Happiness in Economics

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This chapter focuses on the return to a classical paradigm and perspective in contemporary economics implied by happiness-and-economics studies. Following critical attacks on the neoclassical paradigm through the 20th century, happiness-and-economics promises to bring into focus the fundamental criticisms that need to be addressed on the narrow scope and inadequacy of the dominant paradigm in mainstream economics.

Keywords: rationality; public policy

Chapter.  2898 words. 

Subjects: Economics

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