• Publications
  • Influence
A Case for Happiness, Cardinalism, and Interpersonal Comparability
  • Y. Ng
  • Psychology
  • 1 April 1997
Despite economists' preference for the more objective concepts like preference, more emphasis should be given to the more subjective concepts like happiness, as happiness is our ultimate objectiveExpand
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What Should We Do About Future Generations
  • Y. Ng
  • Economics
  • 1 October 1989
Parfit's requirements for an ideal Theory X cannot be fully met since the Mere Addition Principle and Non-Antiegalitarianism imply the Repugnant Conclusion: Theory X does not exist. However, sinceExpand
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Culture and Happiness
Culture is an important factor affecting happiness. This paper examines the predictive power of cultural factors on the cross-country differences in happiness and explores how different dimensions ofExpand
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Environmentally Responsible Happy Nation Index: Towards an Internationally Acceptable National Success Indicator
  • Y. Ng
  • Economics
  • 5 July 2007
Amidst increasing attention to happiness studies by economists, the New Economics Foundation launched in July 2006 the Happy Planet Index (Marks et al. 2006). This is the ratio of the average happyExpand
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Welfare Economics: Introduction and Development of Basic Concepts
  • Y. Ng
  • Economics
  • 6 December 1979
Yew-Kwang Ng looks to make welfare economics more complete by discussing the recent inframarginal analysis of division of labour and by pushing welfare economics from the level of preference to thatExpand
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Happiness surveys: Some comparability issues and an exploratory survey based on just perceivable increments
  • Y. Ng
  • Psychology
  • 1 May 1996
Most questionnaires to obtain reports of happiness are primitive with the results obtained of low (interpersonal) comparability. This paper argues that happiness is intrinsically cardinallyExpand
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Towards welfare biology: Evolutionary economics of animal consciousness and suffering
Welfare biology is the study of living things and their environment with respect to their welfare (defined as net happiness, or enjoyment minus suffering). Despite difficulties of ascertaining andExpand
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