Novarese, Marco and Castellani, Marco and Di Giovinazzo, Viviana (2009): Procedural Rationality and Happiness. Forthcoming in: Journal of Socio Economics
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The Economics of Happiness already recognizes how procedures affect the evaluation of outcomes, although this has only been looked at within the standard framework of substantial rationality. This paper aims to go beyond that kind of approach by linking happiness and procedural rationality, focusing on ‘happiness for choice’ (the individual’s perceived satisfaction after the decision making process). Simon’s model shows the need for defining aspirations whose values are adapted to the past experience in a given environment. Some remarks proposed by Scitovsky’s allow to extend this idea considering the role of creative representation of the world as a way for trying to go beyond the past. These ideas are tested using data on aspirations and satisfaction expressed by students attending an economic course.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Procedural Rationality and Happiness|
|English Title:||Procedural Rationality and Happiness|
|Keywords:||Procedural rationality, satisfaction, students, happiness, aspirations|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search ; Learning ; Information and Knowledge ; Communication ; Belief ; Unawareness|
|Depositing User:||Marco Novarese|
|Date Deposited:||02. Nov 2009 06:06|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 12:10|
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