The links below are ordered by theme. Please select from this list:

» Upcoming events
» Development Ethics
» Happiness
» Gross National Happiness
» Bhutan
» Scholars
» Online literature

Upcoming events

currently none

Development ethics
The capability approach - Harvard University
Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA)
Capability and Sustainability Centre - Cambrige, UK


Conference "Paradoxes of Happiness in Economics" (Milan 2003)
World Values Survey
Happiness, Economics and Interpersonal Relations

Gross National Happiness

GNH listserv
Buddhist Broadcast (online documentary film on the 2004 GNH seminar; Dutch commentary)
Gross International Happiness

Bhutan - official website
Bhutan's draft constitution website
Centre for Bhutan Studies
Kuensel (until recently Bhutan's only newspaper, twice a week)
UNDP Bhutan
BBC News on Bhutan


Luigino Bruni
Ed Diener
Robert H. Frank
Ronald Inglehart
David G. Myers
Andrew Oswald
Bernard van Praag
Ruut Veenhoven

Online literature

Ahuvia, A. C. (1999). “Honor Versus Hedonism: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the ‘Missing Link’ Between Income and Subjective Well-Being.” Paper presented at the 7th Cross Cultural Research Conference, University of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan.

Blanchflower, D. G. and A. J. Oswald (1998). “Unemployment, Well-Being and Wage Curves in Eastern Europe.” Mimeo, 37.

Blanchflower, D. G. and A. J. Oswald (2000). “Well-Being Over Time in Britain and the USA.” Working paper, NBER Summer Institute Presentation, 46.

Blanchflower, D. G., A. J. Oswald, and P. B. Warr (1993). “Well-Being Over Time in Britain and the USA.” Paper presented at the Economics of Happiness Conference, London School of Economics.

Clark, A. E. and A. J. Oswald (1996a). “Satisfaction and Comparison Income.” Journal of Public Economics, 61, 359-81.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1999). “If We are so Rich, why aren't We Happy?” American Psychologist, 54, 821-27.

Di Tella, R., R. J. MacCulloch, and A. J. Oswald (1996). “The Macroeconomics of Well-Being.” Mimeo, Oxford and Warwick.

Diener, E. and R. Biswas-Diener (2000). “New Directions in Subjective Well-Being Research: The Cutting Edge.” Internet article (draft), Diener, Ed, published 28 February 2000, accessed 27 March 2001.

EB (1997). “Encyclopædia Britannica.” Britannica CD, version 1997, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Frey, B. S. and A. Stutzer (1999a). ”Happiness, Economy, and Institutions.” Working Paper No. 15, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich.

Frey, B. S. and A. Stutzer (1999b). “Maximizing Happiness?” Working Paper No. 22, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich.

Frey, B. S. and A. Stutzer (1999c). “Measuring Preferences by Subjective Well-Being.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 155,

Frey, B. S. and A. Stutzer (2001a). “Beyond Bentham - Measuring Procedural Utility.” Working Paper No. 76, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich.

Frey, B. S. and A. Stutzer (2001b). “What Can Economists Learn from Happiness Research?” Working Paper No. 80, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich.

ILO (2000). “KILM table 6b”, International Labor Organization, published April 2000, accessed 20 September 2001.

Myers, D. G. (2001). “Wealth, Well-Being, and the New American Dream.” Internet article, Center for a New American Dream, accessed 22 April 2001.

Oswald, A. J. (1997). “Happiness and Economic Performance.” The Economic Journal, 107, 1815-31.

Summers, R., A. Heston, B. Aten, and D. Nuxoll (2001). “Penn World Table (Mark 5.6a)” The Center for International Comparisons at the University of Pennsylvania.

Veenhoven, R. (1987). “Cultural Bias in Ratings of Perceived Life Quality: A comment on Ostroot & Snyder,” Social Indicators Research, 18, 329-34.

Veenhoven, R. (1989). “National Wealth and Individual Happiness.” In Grunert, K. and F. Oelander (eds.): Understanding Economic Behaviour, Kluwer, Dordrecht: pp. 9-32.

Veenhoven, R. (1991a). “Is Happiness Relative?” Social Indicators Research, 24, 1-34.

Veenhoven, R. (1993). “Happiness in Nations: Subjective appreciation of life in 56 nations 1946-1992.” Database, RISBO, Rotterdam.

Veenhoven, R. (1994a). “Correlates of Happiness.” RISBO, Rotterdam.

Veenhoven, R. (1994b). “Is Happiness a Trait?” Social Indicators Research, 32, 101-60.

Veenhoven, R. (1996). “Developments in Satisfaction-Research.” Social Indicators Research, 37, 1-46.

Veenhoven, R. (1997). “Advances in Understanding Happiness.” Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 18, 29-79.

Wright, R. (2000). “Will Globalization Make You Happy?” Foreign Policy, September 2000.

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