|2008 International Conference|
Are we happy with our standard of living?
Cassino (FR) - Italy - 26/27 September 2008
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In the last decade, household debt has been rising, relative to income, in several industrialized countries. At
the micro level, household surveys report an increase in the number of families who are unable to save, or who
experience some other kind of financial or economic stress. This is sometime related to a decrease in self-reported
happiness. This evidence may be at odds with growth in output, which has not decelerated and has actually increased
in some countries. Consumption and saving patterns may also be related to changes in the distribution of income,
which has been substantial, although with different characteristics across countries.
Papers on these or related topics are welcome. Authors are free to submit more than one paper for different sessions. If you wish to organize a session (4 papers on the same topic) please contact the organizing committee. All papers will be distributed through the conference web site. A selection of papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Paper proposals, including an abstract and JEL codes, should be submitted by email no later than June 30th, 2008. Papers accepted for the conference should be submitted no later than September 1st, 2008.
The conference will be held in Cassino, which is located half-way between Rome and Naples. We will provide transportation to/from Rome airport. All participants will be required to provide for their own expenses; details on accommodation opportunities at special rates will be provided on the conference web site.
Registration and Conference Fee
You may register on the conference web site, or directly at the conference.
Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge