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TEDxNTU - Nattavudh Powdthavee - If the best things in life are free,why aren't we happy always

Nattavudh Powdthavee is an assistant professor in economics at Nanyang Technological University. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK, in 2006. Since then, he has been researching and publishing almost exclusively in the field of his passions: the economics of happiness. His research findings appear regularly in the press, including international newspapers such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the London Times. He is also an author of the book "The Happiness Equation: The Surprising Economics of Our Most Valuable Asset", and has been a guest blogger for Nature.com.His talk "If the Best Things in Life are Free, Then Why Aren't We Happy All the Time?" focussed on why even though we claim to know the things that do make us happy are free, we still spend much of our effort and time pursuing the things that we claim to know to have small or no effects on our happiness.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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