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Will faster economic growth make us happier? The relevance of the Easterlin Paradox to Progress Studies

12 May 2022

Progress Studies has been popularised by academics such as Tyler Cowen and Steven Pinker. In this session, Michael will explain why the Easterlin Paradox presents a real challenge to the claim that if we want more progress, we just need to improve the long-run growth rate – a view that Cowen argues for in his book, Stubborn Attachments.


12 May 2022


Trajan House
Mill Street
Oxford, OX2 0DJ United Kingdom
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