Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who is the Happiest of Them All?
AbstractThis paper turns Snow-White's magic mirror onto recent economics Nobel Prize winners, top economists and happiness researchers, and through the eyes of the "man in the street" seeks to determine who the happiest academic is. The study not only provides a clear answer to this question but also unveils who is the ladies' man and who is the sweetheart of the aged. It also explores the extent to which information matters and whether individuals' self-reported happiness affects their perceptions about the happiness of these superstars in economics.
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Date of creation: 17 Oct 2007
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happiness; subjective well-being; perceptions; superstars; economists;
Other versions of this item:
- Benno Torgler & Nemanja Antić & Uwe Dulleck, 2008. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Is the Happiest of Them All?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 61(2), pages 309-319, 05.
- Benno Torgler & Nemanja Antic & Uwe Dulleck, 2007. "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the happiest of them all?," CREMA Working Paper Series 2007-16, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA).
- A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-11-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2007-11-10 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-HPE-2007-11-10 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2007-11-10 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-SOG-2007-11-10 (Sociology of Economics)
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