Sunday, June 30, 2013

A happy post

I just finished listening to a recent version of economist Russ Roberts's weekly podcast, Econtalk.  And as is often the case, it was so interesting, and so informative that I felt the need to share it on OLS.  The topic of this episode involves a controversy within the growing social psychology field of happiness research (yes, it's real; no it's not completely silly).  Roberts has a pair of leading happiness scholars as his guests and they cover a lot of really neat stuff in the hour-long chat.  Here's the description from the link to the talk:
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, of the University of Michigan talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their work on the relationship between income and happiness. They argue that there is a positive relationship over time and across countries between income and self-reported measures of happiness.
If you've got an hour today, or sometime next week, give it a listen!