Richard A. Easterlin

Research Fellow

University of Southern California

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Richard A. Easterlin is currently professor of economics, University of Southern California. He is a 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 war awarded the IZA prize in 2009 for his outstanding research on the analysis of subjective well-being and on the relationship between demographic developments and economic outcomes. I


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12435
forthcoming in: Comparative Economic Studies 61 (4), 1-10 [online]
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, Malgorzata Switek, Onnicha Sawangfa, Jacqueline Smith Zweig
published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010, 107 (52), 22463-22468
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4060
published in: R.A. Easterlin, Happiness, Growth, and the Life Cycle, Chapter 5, Oxford University Press, 2011
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4000
Richard A. Easterlin, Onnicha Sawangfa
published in: E. Diener, J. Helliwell, and D. Kahneman (eds.), International Differences in Well-Being. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3409
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 71 (2), 130-145
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