Utility Maximisation as a Pathway for Maximisation of Happiness
It is hypothesized that pursuit of human happiness is carried out through adaptive change in utility functions by drawing lessons from, in an ex-post manner, the effect of short run utility maximizing choices on utility possibilities. A reference frame for future research is designed to check the truth of this hypothesis which would draw on the methodology already in use for conducting happiness surveys.
Volume (Year): 11 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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"What can Economists Learn from Happiness Research?,"
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080, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
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