Publications

Published writings, anticipated publications, and unpublished material, some of it available for download, sorted in descending chronological order.

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Past publications

Glücksforschung und Wirtschaftspolitik: Wachstum und Wohlstand unter neuer Perspektive”, Amosinternational, 5(3), 2011, pp. 19-23.

Happiness, Ethics and Economics, London: Routledge, 2011.

“Bhutan's Gross National Happiness”, in Bormans, L. (ed.), The World Book of Happiness, Singapore: Page One Publishing, 2010, pp. 145-47

- also published in Dutch as: "Het bruto nationaalgeluk van Bhutan", in Bormans, L. (ed.), Geluk. The World Book of Happiness. Tielt: Lannoo, 2010, pp. 145-147.

- also published in German as: "Bhutans Bruttosozialglück", in Bormans, L. (ed.), Glück. The World Book of Happiness. Köln: DuMont 2011, pp. 145-147.

"Glücksforschung: Stand der Dinge und Bedeutung für die Ökonomik", ORDO - Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Vol. 61, 2010, pp. 127-149.

“Hedonism”, in J. Peil & I. van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009, p. 210-215.

“The Division of Labor between the Capability and the Happiness Perspective”, in L. Bruni, F. Comim & M. Pugno (eds.), Capabilities and Happiness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 160-186.

J. Hirata & P. Ulrich (eds.), Auf dem Weg zu universalen Wirtschaftsbürgerrechten: Die Chancen einer rechtebasierten Sozialethik für eine interkulturelle Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftspolitik, Berichte des Instituts für Wirtschaftsethik Nr. 109, St. Gallen (2007).

M. Vendrik & J. Hirata, “Experienced versus Decision Utility of Income: Relative or Absolute Happiness”, in L. Bruni & P. L. Porta (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of Happiness. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, S. 185-208 (2007).

“Intuitions about human development – ‘The Ethics of Development’ by Des Gasper”, Book review of Des Gasper (2004), The Ethics of Development: From Economism to Human Development, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik (zfwu), 6(3), 2005 pp. 378-379.

How Should Happiness Guide Policy? Why Gross National Happiness Is not Opposed to Democracy”,  Journal of Bhutan Studies, 12 (2005), pp. 1-22.

“Kann Glück als Ziel guter Entwicklung dienen? – Das Beispiel Bhutan”, in Hiß, S., Gad, G., and Wienhardt, T., Wirtschaft, Ethik und Entwicklung: Wie passt das zusammen?, Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2005, pp. 188-212.

Happiness Research: Contributions to Economic Ethics”, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik (zfwu), 5(2), 2004, pp. 141-159.

Gross National Happiness: Den Wandel gestalten”, Thunlam, 2004 (1), pp. 13-18.

Putting Gross National Happiness in the Service of Good Development: From Ethics to Politics”, paper presented at the international seminar “Operationalizing the Concept of Gross National Happiness,” Thimphu (Bhutan), Feb. 2004. Journal of Bhutan Studies, 9 (2003), pp. 99-139. Reprinted in: Karma Ura & Karma Galay (Eds.), Gross National Happiness and Development: Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness. Thimphu: Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2004, pp. 706-31.

“Happiness and Economics: Some Ethical Considerations”, Discussion Paper of the St. Gallen Institute for Business Ethics No. 99, St. Gallen 2003 (you can order this publication for EUR 10.00 + shipping).

On Top of the World: Why are some Nations Happier than others? Eloquent 8(2), 2002, pp. 46-47.

Was Mother Teresa an Egoist? Eloquent 8(1), 2001, pp. 37-38.

Forthcoming publications

"Zum systematischen Stellenwert von Wirtschaftswachstum: Ziel, Mittel oder weder noch?" in D. Aufderheide, M. Dabrowski (eds.), Effizienz oder Glück?, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2012.

Unpublished material

Happiness and Economics: Enriching Economic Theory with Empirical Psychology. Unpublished Master thesis, Maastricht University, Maastricht 2001.

Astérix Meets Keiretsu.” An early (1999) term paper on culture, economics, and globalization at the example of Renault's takeover of Nissan.

 

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