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Law and happiness

Author: Eric A Posner; Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the rapidly developing area of research called hedonics or "happiness studies." Researchers from fields such as philosophy, law, economics, and psychology explore the bases of happiness and what factors can increase or decrease it. The results have implications for both law and public policy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Law and happiness.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009042195
(OCoLC)456729586
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric A Posner; Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 9780226676029 0226676021
OCLC Number: 615629241
Notes: Contains papers from the conference held at the Univ. of Chicago Law School on June 1 and 2, 2007; published in the Journal of legal studies, vol. XXXVII (June 2008).
Description: 1 online resource (358 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction to the conference on law and happiness / Eric A. Posner and Cass R. Sunstein --
Measuring well-being for public policy: preferences or experiences? / Paul Dolan and Tessa Peasgood --
Happiness inequality in the United States / Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers --
Who is the happy warrior? : philosophy poses questions to psychology / Martha C. Nussbaum --
Two recommendations on the pursuit of happiness / Christopher K. Hsee, Fei Xu, and Ningyu Tang --
Hive psychology, happiness, and public policy / Jonathan Haidt, J. Patrick Seder, and Selin Kesebir --
Illusory losses / Cass R. Sunstein --
Pain and suffering awards: they shouldn't be (just) about pain and suffering / Peter A. Ubel and George Loewenstein --
Death, happiness, and the calculation of compensatory damages / Andrew J. Oswald and Nattavudh Powdthavee --
Happiness research and cost-benefit analysis / Matthew Adler and Eric A. Posner --
What does happiness research tell us about taxation? / David A. Weisbach --
The effect of crime on life satisfaction / Mark A. Cohen.
Other Titles: Law & happiness
Brigham Young University journal of legal studies.
Responsibility: edited by Eric A. Posner and Cass R. Sunstein.

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