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Should National Happiness Be Maximized ?

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  • Bruno S. Frey
  • Alois Stutzer

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    (University of Basel)

This timely and important book presents a unique study of happiness from both economic and political perspectives. It offers an overview of contemporary research on the emergent field of happiness studies and contains contributions by some of the leading figures in the field.

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