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  • Do Open Borders Produce Greater Happiness?An Underanalyzed Question
  • Isabel Sawhill
Isabel Sawhill
Brookings Institution
  • Discussion


Akerlof, George A., William T. Dickens, and George L. Perry. 2001. "Options for Stabilization Policy: A New Analysis of Choices Confronting the Fed." Policy Brief 69. Brookings (February).
Autor, David H., Lawrence F. Katz, and Melissa S. Kearney. 2006. "The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market." Working Paper 11986. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research (January).
Corak, Miles. 2004. "Do Poor Children Become Poor Adults?" Paper presented at the Colloque sur Le Devenir Des Enfants de Familles Défavourisées en France, Carré des Sciences, Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Éducation nationale et de la Recherche, Paris, April 1. Also published as "Do Poor Children Become Poor Adults? Lessons from a Cross Country Comparison of Generational Earnings Mobility." Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (March 2006).
Dickens, William. 2006. "The International Wage Flexibility Project." Presentation at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Wellington, March 10 (
Graham, Carol. Forthcoming. "The Economics of Happiness." In The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, 2d ed., edited by Steven Durlauf and Larry Blume. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan.
Graham, Carol, and Stefano Pettinato. 2002. Happiness and Hardship: Opportunity and Insecurity in New Market Economies. Brookings.
Hertz, Tom. 2006. "Understanding Mobility in America." Paper presented at "Moving on Up? Economic Mobility in America." Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., April 26 (
Veenhoven, Ruut. 2002. World Database of Happiness. Erasmus University, Rotterdam ( [End Page 250]


1. Akerlof, Dickens, and Perry (2001).

2. Autor, Katz, and Kearney (2006).

3. Hertz (2006), citing Corak (2004).

4. Graham (forthcoming).



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