Happiness in Australia
I’m currently back home in Australia for a couple of weeks and just want to give a heads-up to the locals that I’ll be giving a talk at ANU this Wednesday. Andrew Leigh has put together an interesting half-day conference on the Economics of Happiness. I’ll be talking about the Paradox of Declining Female Happiness; Betsey Stevenson will talk about our ongoing research linking economic growth and well-being; and Paul Frijters — who was recently named Australia’s best young economist — will talk about what he’s been learning from HILDA, a quickly maturing longitudinal dataset that tracks the life satisfaction of a representative sample of Aussie households.
For those interested, more details are available here and here.