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. 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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2755
published in: Kenneth C. Land (ed.). Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality-of-Life Research, New York and London: Springer, 2011
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2584
Richard A. Easterlin, Onnicha Sawangfa
published in: A.K. Dutt and B. Radcliff (eds.), Happiness, Economics, and Politics: Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Approach, 2009, Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2494
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008, 68 (3-4), 433-444
IZA Discussion Paper No. 742
published in: Luigino Bruni and Pierluigi Porta (eds.), Economics and Happiness: Framing the Analysis, Oxford University Press, 2006
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