Richard A. Easterlin

Research Fellow

University of Southern California

Research Interests

Richard A. Easterlin is university professor emeritus of economics, University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, past president of the Population Association of America and the Economic History Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. His writings include Growth Triumphant: The 21st Century in Historical Perspective (1996), Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare (1980; 2nd ed. 1987), and Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: the American Experience (1968).

He joined IZA as Research Fellow in November 1999.

Richard was awarded the 2009 IZA Prize in Labor Economics for his outstanding research on the analysis of subjective well-being and on the relationship between demographic developments and economic outcomes.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15904
published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022, 119 (37), e2210639119.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13923
published in: Klaus F. Zimmermann (ed.), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, first Online: 06 November 2022 (latest version)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12435
published in: Comparative Economic Studies, 2019, 61 (4), 521–530
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9676
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7341
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7196
published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012, 109 (25), 9775-9780
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7187
published in W. Glatzer, L. Camfield, V. Møller, and M. Rojas (eds.): Global Handbook of Quality of Life: Exploration of Well-Being of Nations and Continents, 2015, 283-299
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5799
Richard A. Easterlin, Laura Angelescu McVey, Maggie Switek, Onnicha Sawangfa, Jacqueline Smith Zweig
published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010, 107 (52), 22463-22468
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