Are people happier if they experience freedom from regulation, and how do individual attitudes towards liberalisation influence
personal life satisfaction? Based on data from European and World Values Surveys and the Economic Freedom of the World project
we find evidence for positive effects of low regulation and pro-market attitudes on life satisfaction. Paradoxically, people
who are opposed to market oriented policies sometimes benefit most from deregulation.
Forschungsbereich:Makroökonomie und europäische Wirtschaftspolitik