Richard A. Easterlin

Expert in the economics of happiness, economic demography and social impacts of economic growth

USC University Professor

Professor Emeritus of Economics

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences


  • demographic and population trends
  • the baby boom generation
  • values and happiness
  • economic history
  • economic demography

Additional Information

                • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences


                • Author of

          Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare

                • (1987) and

          Growth Triumphant: The 21st Century in Historical Perspective

                • (1996)


                • Co-author of

          The Fertility Revolution: A Supply-Demand Analysis

              • (1985)


  • Richard Easterlin talks about Happiness Economics

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