The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness acknowledges that economic activity is not a goal in itself. Rather, its value derives from contributing to people’s happiness. Individual welfare is approximated through surveys on subjective well-being. Based on this approach, it can be analyzed to what extent economic conditions and institutional factors determine individual welfare.

Currently, we are particularly interested in:​

  • Regulation of the Consumption of Addictive Goods and Individual Well-Being

  • Political Participation, Procedural Utility and Subjective Well-Being

  • Intuitive Theories of Happiness: Do people know what makes them happy?

  • Organization of the State and the Firm, Intrinsic Motivation and Subjective Well-Being

  • Juridification, Bureaucratization and Subjective Well-Being
  • Digitization and Subjective Well-Being