Here are some more useful papers on this issue. One thing they have in 
common is the authorship of Bruno S. Frey (who was cited in an Economist 
article on this subject as well) :

His Homepage:
(click on the link to Public Choice and Non-Market Economics -- and then 
check the working papers there):

Link to the Working Papers:

The papers (or atleast the ones I could find this time):

1. Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer : Happiness, Economy and Institutions, 

2. Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer : Maximising Happiness?, 1999

Hope you find them useful.


PS: You might find some of the other papers interesting as well.

>R. Hanson wrote:
>Another ref I found is:
>* * * * * *
>Regarding the Inglehart and Klingmann study, “Genes, Culture, Democracy, 
>and Happiness”:

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