Andrew Clark: Happiness, Habits and High Rank: Comparisons in Economic and Social Life

Friday, 25 January 2008, 15:00
Seminar Room at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna

Contact: Orsolya Lelkes

Speaker: Prof Andrew Clark, Research Professor, PSE, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

Highlights of the Seminar
Money does not seem to make us happy for reasons of social comparisons and habituation. But does that necessarily mean that we would be better off doing something else instead? This paper suggests that the phenomena of comparison and habituation are actually found in a variety of economic and social activities, rendering policy conclusions more difficult.

The seminar was part of the series of international seminars that are organised by the European Centre.

Please register for the seminar with Andrea Hovenier.

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