Edwards, Jose M. (2009). Joyful economists: remarks on the history of economics and psychology from the happiness studies perspective. Master's thesis / Doctoral dissertation.
This dissertation is based on the recent emergence of “The Economics of Happiness” and begins by the presentation of its main traits and historical development (1). As we shall see, this development can be considered within the context of two different histories: the history of the relationship between economics and experimental psychology (2), and the history of the economic use of subjective data (3). The dissertation takes the economics of happiness as a viewpoint to revisit these events. In doing so, it reconstructs part of the history of economics and psychology and offers an alternative account of the economics of happiness than the ones currently advanced within the subfield.
Edwards, Jose M.