- Research Fellow at IZA.
- Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
- Adjunct Professor, Flinders University (Adelaide).
- Senior Fellow of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
- Visiting Professor and Research Associate at the Centre for Corporate Performance, Aarhus School of Business.
- Co-Director of the "Labour" programme of PSE.
- Co-director of the CEPREMAP Well-Being Observatory.
Acronym information (AKA "PSE, PSE. So good they named it twice"): I used to be at DELTA, but now I'm at PSE. That's because DELTA merged with CERAS and the two research groups of CEPREMAP to form PSE, which thus now has four different governing bodies (CNRS-EHESS-ENPC-ENS). I hope that everything is now clear. But of course, four is not really enough, so in January 2010 we merged with INRA-LEA (who are already on the Jourdan campus), adding the INRA as a fifth governing body.
Oh, and PSE is sort of joining forces with (some of) University Paris 1 to form the Paris School of Economics. To sum up, I am at PSE, which is part of PSE.
And to prove it's true, we have finally moved to a new building, still on the Jourdan campus. And we were all happy ever after (apart from the shutters that don't shut).
But wait! PSE may well become part of PSL, and has a new programme called PGSE. And no, I am not making this up.
- I organise the WIP (Work In Progress) seminar for PhD students (30 minute presentation: great practice for conferences!). Contact me if you would like to present.
- Executive Committee of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS).
- Council of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW).
- Chair of the External advisory board of the Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision Making (InstEAD)
- International Scientific Advisory Panel, Behavioural Sciences Institute of Singapore Management University (BSI).
- The Sixteenth ISQOLS conference will be held in Hong Kong. Conference webpage
- Member of the United Nations Well-Being Group. Don't believe me? Check out this photo then.
Applied Microeconomics. The use of job and life satisfaction data to analyse labour market phenomena. Modelling the utility function: comparisons and habituation. Social interactions, and social learning. Job quality. The economic analysis of drug markets and cigarette consumption. Generallly funky stuff.
Thèmes de recherche
Microéconomie Appliquée. L'analyse du marché du travail en faisant appel aux données sur la satisfaction dans le travail et la satisfaction dans la vie. La modélisation de la fonction d'utilité : normes, comparaisons et accoutumance. Les interactions sociales et l'apprentissage social. La qualité de l'emploi. L'analyse économique de la consommation des produits à risque.
A Full CV in PDF format is here.
|Social Science Citations Index:||6900|
|Google Scholar (Top 5):||10500|
|August 2017||KLI International Conference of Work and Happiness (Seoul)|
|September 2017||Xi'an Jiaotong University, Chengdu
University, Norwich Business School, EALE Conference (St
|November 2017||UNU Wider Conference (Maputo, Mozambique)
|December 2017||Rencontres d'Aussois
|January 2018||Unemployment and Well-Being Conference
|April 2018||USC Happiness Conference (Los Angeles)
|May 2018||Augustin Cournot Doctoral Days (Strasbourg)
|June 2018||City University of New York|
|August 2018||Economics and well-being Conference (Park
City , Utah), IARIW Conference (Copenhagen)
Editorial* Journal of Happiness Studies (2000-)
* Revue d’Economie Politique (2004-)
* Advances in Research on Quality of Life (2005-)
* Review of Income and Wealth (2010-)
* International Review of Economics (2011-)
* Evidence-based HRM (2011-)
* International Journal of Happiness and Development (2011-)
* Journal of Health Economics (2016-)
* Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2008-2011)
* Italian Economic Review/ Rivista Italiana Degli Economisti (2011-2014)
* British Journal of Industrial Relations (2010-2014)
* Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2011-2017)
Refereeing: Journals. 910+ Referee's Reports for:
Actualité Economique Journal of Economic Literature Advances in Life Course Research Journal of Economic Psychology* African Review of Economics and Finance Journal of Economic Surveys American Economic Journal: Applied Economics Journal of European Social Policy American Economic Journal: Economic Policy Journal of Evolutionary Economics American Economic Journal: Macro Journal of Family and Economic Issues American Economic Review* Journal of Happiness Studies* American Journal of Agricultural Economics Journal of Health Economics* American Journal of Political Science Journal of Human Capital American Psychologist Journal of Human Development Annales d'Economie et de Statistique Journal of Human Resources Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics Applied Economics Quarterly Journal of Labor Economics Applied Research in Quality of Life* Journal of Labor Research BMC Public Health Journal of Law, Economics and Organization British Journal of Sociology Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics British Journal of Industrial Relations* Journal of Official Statistics Bulletin of Economic Research Journal of Personality and Social Psychology* Cambridge Journal of Economics Journal of Political Economy Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences Journal of Population Economics* Canadian Journal of Economics Journal of Positive Psychology Children and Youth Services Review Journal of Public Economics* Contemporary Economic Policy Journal of Public Policy Demography Journal of Research in Personality Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal of Social Policy Drustvena istrazivanja Journal of Socio-Economics Eastern Economic Journal Journal of Sports Economics Econometrica Journal of the European Economic Association Economic Development and Cultural Change Journal of the Japanese and International Economies Economic Inquiry Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A Economic Journal* Journal of Urban Economics Economic Modelling Labour* Economic Systems Labour Economics* Economic and Industrial Democracy Management International Economic and Social Review Management Science Economica* Mind and Society Economics and Human Biology Mondes en Développement Economics and Philosophy Nature Human Behaviour Economics Bulletin OECD Journal: Economic Studies Economics Letters Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics Economics of Education Review Oxford Economic Papers Economics of Governance Oxford Review of Economic Policy Economics of Transition Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology Economie et Prévision Papers in Regional Science Economie et Statistique Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin Employee Relations Perspectives on Psychological Science Empirica PLOS ONE Empirical Economics Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Environment and Planning A Psychological Bulletin European Economic Review* Psychological Science European Journal of Health Economics Public Finance Review European Journal of Industrial Relations Quality of Life Research European Journal of Operational Research Quarterly Journal of Economics* European Journal of Political Economy Recherches Economiques de Louvain European Sociological Review Regional Science and Urban Economics Evolution & Human Behavior Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research Feminist Economics Research on Aging Frontiers in Finance and Economics Review of Behavioral Economics Games and Economic Behavior Review of Economic Studies Gender, Work and Organization Review of Economics and Statistics* Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography Review of Economics of the Household* German Economic Review Review of Finance Health Economics Review of Income and Wealth* Health Policy Review of Industrial Organization History of the Human Sciences Revue d'Economie Politique Human Relations Revue Economique Human Resource Management Journal Ricerche Economiche Industrial and Labor Relations Review* Rivista Italiana degli Economisti Industrial Relations * Scandinavian Journal of Economics Industrial Relations Journal Schmollers Jahrbuch International Economic Review Science* International Journal of Business and Economics Scottish Journal of Political Economy International Journal of Epidemiology Small Business Economics International Journal of Management and Decision Making Social Choice and Welfare International Journal of Manpower* Social Forces International Migration Review Social Indicators Research* International Review of Economics Social Science and Medicine* International Small Business Journal Social Science Information International Socal Science Journal Social Science Journal International Sociology Social Science Quarterly International Tax and Public Finance Social Science Research IZA Journal of Labor Economics Sociological Methods and Research IZA Journal of Labor Policy Sociology of Education IZA Journal of Migration Socio-Economic Review IZA World of Labor Southern Economic Journal Japanese Economic Review Statistics in Transition new series Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy Journal of Applied Econometrics The B.E. Journals of Theoretical Economics Journal of Applied Economics The Manchester School Journal of Applied Gerontology Theory and Decision Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Journal of Comparative Economics VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations Journal of Development Economics Work and Occupations Journal of Development Studies World Bank Economic Review Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization* World Development Journal of Economic Inequality*
* = 10 referee's reports or more
Refereeing: Books (18)* Cambridge Scholars Publishing
* Editions Flammarion
* La Decouverte
* MIT Press
* Oxford University Press
* Princeton University Press
* Temple University Press
* World Bank
Refereeing: Projects (45)* ANR (France)
* Austrian Science Fund
* AXA (France)
* Belgian Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS
* British Academy
* Croatian Science Foundation
* ECOS-Sud (France)
* ESRC (UK)
* European Research Council
* Falk Institute for Economic Research (Israel)
* FCAR (Canada)
* FCI (Canada)
* FWO (Belgium)
* INCA (France)
* Israel Science Foundation
* Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
* Leverhulme Trust (UK)
* Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
* MIUR (Italy)
* Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
* Nuffield Foundation (UK)
* NWO (Holland)
* Polish National Science Centre
* SSHRC (Canada)
* Swiss National Science Foundation
|London School of Economics, 1989.|
|Visiting Assistant Professor||Dartmouth College, 1989-1991|
|Senior Research Officer||University of Essex, 1991-1993|
|Visiting Research Fellow||CEPREMAP, 1993-1994|
|Visiting Research Fellow||DELTA, 1994-1995|
|Chargé de Recherche, CNRS||University of Orléans, 1997-2000|
|Directeur de Recherche, CNRS||University of Orléans, 2000-2001|
|Directeur de Recherche, CNRS||DELTA/PSE, 2001-|
Many many interesting things about fairness and well-being research can be found in the following places
Don't forget the Labour Economics Gateway here.
Equally interesting things about football can be found in the following places
- Football results and gossip from the first five divisions in England can be found at soccernet.
- Are Leyton Orient the worst team in London? This site will let you know.
- Are you sad enough to want to know the results from League Division Eight? See here then.
- US Palaiseau! Easily the best team in, er, Palaiseau.
And we all know that you can never listen to enough music while you're working.
- Who Said Hip-Hop was Dead? Quannum and Solesides refute the case.
- And check out Deep Puddle Dynamics for some serious What The Hell moments.
- Who Said Finns Can't Rap? Oh look, here's another one. And what's more....broken beats, sub-bass and grainy video: Antiall have it all. I used to have a link to them, but it has disappeared into the Ether....
- Wobbly Ambient Electronica is cool. Boards of Canada's turntable is playing at the wrong speed.
- Who Said a Triple Lead Guitar Attack was Passé? Run for the hills (of Arkansas), where Black Oak Arkansas will show you what you've been missing (nice washboard too).
- Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki has a pretty good choir. Check out the bass.
- How minimal can you get? Richie Hawtin knows.
- I can't remember the way you used to be: the Charlatans (UK).
- Doors......lead to other doors. The Associates.
- This Ain't Really Life; It's Nothing But A Movie. Gil Scott-Heron.
- With a movie camera - The Cinematic Orchestra.
- My office hasn't been the same since I discovered Etherbeat radio: "The Urban Alternative"
- And more radio than you can throw a stick at: Iceberg Radio.
- Any label which signed Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band is OK with me: Ze Records.
- Bass for your Face: Public Enemy.
- Groove Salad: "Listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting from San Francisco". That's what it says on their website.
- Damon and Naomi. Listen to Beautiful Close Double....and weep.
- Finger Licking Good Y'All. Time to remember how good Trouble Funk were.
- I reckon Burial is ice-washed deep-space soul. But then again what the hell do I know?
- This is the best ever old-school song; unfortunately so is this. No, wait a minute: this is surely even better...
- I like Fools' Gold as much as the next man, but here's another total gem from the Stone Roses.
- Lemmy gives his opinion on certain journal referees. Actually it's Larry Wallis, ex-Pink Fairies, on vocals.
- Ah, preposterous: the magnificent I, Ludicrous.
- And what did Tim Gaine sound like before Stereolab, you ask? Actually like this Indie Wah-Wah classic. I seem to remember that McCarthy came from Barking, where I lived when I wrote my thesis. Or was that the Wolfhounds? Or the Godfathers?
- And all of this is just imagination: Shriekback.
- Being a moderately poor guitar player myself, I am partial to wig-outs. Here are two mighty fine ones, both old and new.
- Never liked KJ that much, but this is monstrous.
- Two minutes of horn-driven madness: The Ohio Players back in the days...
- And the Fear: What's that for?
- Alex Harvey helped to make me what I am today. It's his fault.
- Super Collider will melt your speakers: it's official.
- You Ain't Got the Bait to Hook This. Bahamadia.
- Dansez Dansez Yeah: San Fan Thomas.
- Dad on the Dance Floor alert. We are all Wicki Wacky
- Memories of Warwick Folk Club: the wonderful Mick Stuart
Dubious Links between Research and Music Department.
- The 2001 Economica paper includes lyrics from the great Eubie Blake.
- The 2008 International Journal of Manpower paper is named after a Billy Bragg song.
- The 2008 Economic Journal paper includes a line from Gimme a Bullet.
- The 2014 OUP chapter (the Bartolini one) contains a carefully-shoehorned lyric from Wham Rap.
- One of our religion papers was inspired by the monumental Black Oak Arkansas ("Our Religion Is Music")
- Our new work on Adaptation in the East will, I hope, include a line from Billy Bragg's St Swithin's Day.
- The short summary paper in Keio Economic Studies is named after a Rush song (I know, I know).
- The Introduction to the November EJ Features contains a reflection on Chicory Tip.
- I would like to write a paper on the absence of compensating differentials called "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap". But I probably won't.
Identify the Lyrics Department. Know which songs these come from? Then you may win a great prize*
* You probably won't win anything at all.
- "Here I am, growing up and growing old. Watching my friends swallow cultures whole"
- "How do you come to be having fun with everyone but me girl?"
- "Alabama would be heaven if the Lord was there"***
- "Jobs for the boys, and a tip for the wrecking crew. Truth of it is that it's plain you've not got a clue"
- "Your words twist and decay, nothing you say reaches my ears anyway"
- "These are Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children"
- "If it doesn't work out, Yo: it just doesn't. If it wasn't meant to be, you know: It just wasn't"**
- "I only played chess once in my life, and I lost"
- "I couldn't go to work today as Bigfoot stole my car"****
- "You and I we need each other just the same. You need me to laugh at and I need you to blame"
** Not true! We have a winner. Alan Piper of Flensburg correctly identified this as an MC Lyte lyric (Paper Thin). He won a German version of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers (which I had bought in error)
*** And another! Abel Brodeur, via a circuitous route, identified this is as coming from "Willie Jones" by the Charlie Daniels Band. He won a chocolate elephant.
**** Don Webber (Bristol Business School) joins me in having seriously got down to this in 1990: MC 900 Ft Jesus of course (with DJ Zero).