Economic Freedom and Happiness: A Cross-Country Analysis
Thorne, Jere, Jr.
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The economics of happiness is a rapidly emerging sector of economic research that centers on an individual’s self-perceived notion as to the degree he is satisfied with his life. This study seeks to estimate how much of an impact, if any, the degree of economic freedom in a country has on its people’s level of happiness. This study highlights economic freedom’s indirect role in increasing happiness as freedom works to increase per capita GDP.
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