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Measuring and Using Happiness to Support Public Policies

John F. Helliwell

NBER Working Paper No. 26529
Issued in December 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

This is a draft chapter for Matthew T. Lee, Laura D. Kubzanzsky, and Tyler J. VanderWeele (Eds.) Measuring Well-Being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Social Sciences and the Humanities. New York: Oxford University Press. In revising the draft I have been greatly aided by suggestions from Paul Allin, Ed Diener, Jon Hall, Dan Haybron, Laura Kubzansky, Richard Layard, Matt Lee, Steve Mulhall, Max Norton, Grant Schellenberg, Louis Tay, and Tyler VanderWheele. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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