The Easterlin threshold: a first glimpse

  • Francesco STRATI


This work is supposed to introduce and set up a theoretical model which depicts the time dy- namics of the relations between income and happiness. By using two distortions: the materialism and the run e_ect, the model conceives a happiness-income ratio as dependent on the locus of the graph in which they are placed. Their positive or negative relations depend on the level of income: for a level beyond the Easterlin threshold the happiness decreases, for a low level of income happiness increases, while in the midst of these loci the level of happiness increases in average but marginally decreases as income increases.
How to Cite
STRATI, Francesco . The Easterlin threshold: a first glimpse. Journal of Mathematical Economics and Finance, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 29-33, dec. 2015. ISSN 2458-0813. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2022.
Journal of Mathematical Economics and Finance