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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.