A Note on the Impact of Economic Regulation on Life Satisfaction
AbstractAre people happier if they experience freedom from regulation, and how do individual attitudes towards liberalisation influence personal life satisfaction? Based on data from European and World Values Surveys and the Economic Freedom of the World project we find evidence for positive effects of low regulation and pro-market attitudes on life satisfaction. Paradoxically, people who are opposed to market oriented policies sometimes benefit most from deregulation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by WIFO in its series WIFO Working Papers with number 441.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 26 Nov 2012
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government; regulation; life satisfaction; attitudes; ideology;
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- Bodo Knoll & Hans Pitlik & Martin Rode, 2013. "A note on the impact of economic regulation on life satisfaction," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 20(9), pages 916-920, June.
- NEP-ALL-2012-12-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2012-12-10 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-LTV-2012-12-10 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-REG-2012-12-10 (Regulation)
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