https://elit.weri.eu/index.php/elit/issue/feed Economics Literature 2022-04-28T12:49:37+00:00 Yılmaz Kılıçaslan ykilicaslan@anadolu.edu.tr Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Economics Literature (eLit)</strong>, is designed to help researchers in the area of economics keep abreast of the vast flow of literature. <strong>Economics Literature</strong> issues contain commissioned, peer-reviewed survey and review articles, short communications, book reviews, an annotated bibliography of new books classified by subject matter, and a brief of dissertations in universities&nbsp;during the previous academic year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> https://elit.weri.eu/index.php/elit/article/view/49 A Review Essay on Housing, Subjective Well-Being and the Capabilities Approach 2022-04-28T12:48:44+00:00 Dermot Peter Coates dermot.coates@gmail.com Paul Anand paul.anand@open.ac.uk Michelle Norris michelle.norris@ucd.ie <p>Housing is not consumed in isolation form other aspects of life and our housing can have important meanings attaching to it. The authors seek to add to the growing literature around capabilities and subjective well-being by drawing out the connections between housing, housing satisfaction and capabilities and by contributing to our understanding of the relationship between housing and life satisfaction. Housing, and the immediate environment, can provide us with a range of freedoms and opportunities that are central to a good life. Good quality, appropriate and affordable housing is not just a source of shelter but can facilitate access to employment and recreational facilities whilst enabling individuals to live healthy and dignified lifestyles and to do so in safety. The objective of this paper is to address two primary questions in this exploration of the international literature: (i) does housing contribute to our assessments of our own utility (or SWB)? and (ii) what factors shape our housing satisfaction and how do these feed through to life satisfaction more generally? To this end, the role of housing satisfaction as a mediating variable is explored. Issues pertaining to habituation, adaptive preferences and the heterogeneity of housing satisfaction are also surfaced here. The paper concludes that there is scope for further empirical research into the connections between housing, housing satisfaction and capabilities, particularly with regard to the operationalization of the capabilities approach in the housing space and examines housing and neighbourhood-based functionings (including social indicators) as covariates for housing and life satisfaction.</p> 2022-04-24T17:46:08+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://elit.weri.eu/index.php/elit/article/view/58 An Evaluation on R&D Incentive Policies in the European Union and Turkey 2022-04-28T12:49:37+00:00 Zeynep Ezanoğlu zeynepezanoglu@gmail.com Dilek Çetin dilekcetin@sdu.edu.tr <p>Economic growth, which is one of the main determinants of social welfare, is among the important issues in economics. It has been a subject emphasized by different schools of economics that technology and technological change are among the main sources of economic growth and development. As a result of R&amp;D and innovation activities, qualified labor employment and production in a country will increase, thus economic growth will occur. As stated in growth theories, technological progress and innovations are considered the driving force of growth. Various economists have argued that public support for R&amp;D through public incentives should be provided, as market failures will prevent firms from reaching the socially optimal level of R&amp;D. Considering the contribution of R&amp;D and innovation practices to national economies, governments provide direct and indirect support to studies in this field. Within the scope of this study, the legal and institutional situation regarding R&amp;D incentives in Turkey has been examined and an evaluation has been made on the current status of innovation activities and R&amp;D incentive policies of the European Union countries.</p> 2022-04-24T17:49:26+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##