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Happiness and Economics

Laszlo Zsolnai edited a book in Hungarian entitled “Happiness and Economics: The Ideas of Buddhist Economics” in 2010. The book was piblsihed in Hungarian  by Typotex.

The book collects contributions from Buddhist economics. It presents new insights from Buddhism applied to economics and business. Buddhism suggests an alternative approach to economic life, which is radically different from what mainstream Western economics offers. Buddhism promotes want negation and selfless service for others to achieve happiness, peace and ecological preservation.

The book includes the following papers:

Knut J. Ims (Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen) and Laszlo Zsolnai (Corvinus University of Budapest): “Deep Ecology and Buddhism”,

Venerable P.A. Payutto (Bangkok): “Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way for the Marketplace”,

Apichai Puntasen (Ubon Ratchathani University): “The Necessity of Buddhist Economics”,

Colin Ash (University of Reading): “Happiness and Economics”,

Joel C. Magnuson (Portland Community College): “Paths to a Mindful Economy”,

Laszlo Zsolnai (Corvinus University of Budapest): “Buddhist Economic Strategy”,

Gabor Kovacs (Corvinus University of Budapest): “Explanations of Key Buddhist Concepts”.