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New book on the origins of happiness

1 February 2018

A new book by Professor Richard Layard and colleagues presents evidence on the origins of happiness, drawing on unique survey data on over 100,000 individuals in Australia, Germany, the UK and the United States.  “Public policy needs a new focus: not ‘wealth creation’ but ‘wellbeing creation’.” “Public expenditure, taxation and regulation should increasingly be based on evidence about how they affect the subjective wellbeing of the people.”

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The Origins of Happiness by Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Natavudh Powdthavee and George Ward is published by Princeton University Press, January 2018

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