Richard A. Easterlin

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

USC University Professor

Professor 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



      Co-author of

The Fertility Revolution: A Supply-Demand Analysis



  • Richard Easterlin talks about Happiness Economics

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