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The Capitals of Nations: The Role of Human, Social, and Institutional Capital in Economic Evolution

Dr Lalita Som

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199452736
eISBN:
9780199084548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452736.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Theories of economic growth focused on physical capital and its diffusion till the 1950s. Since then, increasing attention has been paid to the role and utility of knowledge, human capital, ... More


Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries

Andrew E. Clark and Claudia Senik (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198723653
eISBN:
9780191790744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book analyzes the relationship between income and subjective well-being, in particular in the increasingly relevant context of developing countries. A number of chapters in the book set out new ... More


Life Satisfaction in the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism: Europe and China

Richard A. Easterlin

in Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198723653
eISBN:
9780191790744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In China’s transition, per capita real output and consumption have multiplied more than fourfold in the past two decades, while in the European transition countries output and consumption have ... More


Subjective Well-being and Social Evaluation: A Case Study of China

John Knight and Ramani Gunatilaka

in Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198723653
eISBN:
9780191790744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The empirical literature on the economics of happiness has grown rapidly, and much has been learned about the determinants of subjective well-being. Less attention has been paid to its normative ... More


Income Comparisons in Chinese Villages

Andrew E. Clark and Claudia Senik

in Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198723653
eISBN:
9780191790744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The well-being effect of income comparisons has most often been evaluated in the context of rich countries. We here appeal to very unusual Chinese panel data from Guizhou province, in which all ... More


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