Empirical analysis and comparison of different measures to improve subjective well-being
– Life satisfaction
– Look back on life with happiness
– Meaningful life
Development of testable hypotheses for evaluation of experience and circumstances at different measures of subjective well-being (SWB)
Influence of present circumstances vs. past events
SHARE: Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, http://www.share-project.org/data-access.html
(data can be either be accessed individually or delivered for this assignment only)
Introductory literature (attached):
Clark, A. (2015). Is Happiness the Best Measure of Well-Being? Mimeo: Paris School of Economics.
Baumeister, R.F., K.D. Vohs, J.L. Aaker and E.N. Garbinsky (2013). Some key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(6): 505–16.
Topic belongs to:
new/modern political economy, public choice, public economics, economic behavior model
– Autor should best know how to use Excel, R (www.r-project.org) or, less welcome, Strata
– Thesis should consist of 20 pages, max. 8’000 words (appendix and references excluded)
– On Tuesday, October 6th, I need a disposition on 2-3 powerpoint slides or on a word document for a 5 minute presentation. It should include:
o Description and limitation of the problem
o Structured presentation of the ideas (“in th
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