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Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox

Betsey Stevenson, Justin Wolfers

NBER Working Paper No. 14282
Issued in August 2008

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The authors would like to thank Gary Becker, David Blanchflower, Angus Deaton, Richard Easterlin, Carol Graham, Daniel Kahneman, Alan Krueger, David Laibson, Andrew Oswald, and Luis Rayo for useful discussions, and Gale Muller and his colleagues at Gallup for access to and help with the Gallup World Poll. Rohak Doshi and Michael L. Woodford provided excellent research assistance. We would like to thank the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research and the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center for generous research support. The data and Stata programs used in this paper are available for download from the authors' homepages. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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