- Research Fellow at IZA.
- Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
- Director of International Relations at PSE.
- Co-director of the CEPREMAP Well-Being Observatory.
- Web of Science Highly-Cited Researcher.
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 Seventeenth ISQOLS conference will be held in Grenada. 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:||7900|
|Google Scholar (Top 5):||11500|
|Social Science Citations Index:||33|
|Google Scholar (Top 5):||54|
|July 2018||Redistribution and Preferences Conference
(Kyoto), SOEP Users' Conference (Berlin)
|August 2018||Economics and well-being Conference (Park
City , Utah), IARIW Conference (Copenhagen)
|September 2018||EALE Conference (Lyon), Vienna Institute of
|November 2018||INED, Cergy-Pontoise, CREM Université de
|December 2018||LISER (Luxembourg), Rencontres d'Aussois|
|March 2019||Inequalities and Preferences for
|May 2019||University of Southampton
|June 2019||City University of New York, Well-being workshop (Turin)|
Supervision of Masters Dissertations: 43
PhD Juries: 65
Aix Marseille Université (2), Brunel, Copenhagen (2), EHESS (16), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Grenoble, Imperial, Kingston, Leeds, London School of Economics (2), Louvain la Neuve, Lyon 2 (5), Maastricht, Maryland, Nottingham (2), Orléans, Paris 1 (8), Paris 2, Paris X, Paris 12, Paris Dauphine (2), Rome Tor Vergata, Royal Holloway College, Sheffield (2), Siena, Staffordshire, Stockholm, Strasbourg 1, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Warwick (3), University of Western Australia.
Editorial* 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)
* Journal of Happiness Studies (2000-2018)
Refereeing: Journals. 980+ Referee's Reports for 199 Journals:
Actualité Economique Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization* Advances in Life Course Research Journal of Economic Inequality* African Review of Economics and Finance Journal of Economic Literature American Economic Journal: Applied Economics Journal of Economic Psychology* American Economic Journal: Economic Policy Journal of Economic Surveys American Economic Journal: Macro Journal of European Social Policy American Economic Review* Journal of Evolutionary Economics American Journal of Agricultural Economics Journal of Family and Economic Issues American Journal of Health Economics Journal of Happiness Studies* American Journal of Political Science Journal of Health Economics* American Psychologist Journal of Human Capital Annales d'Economie et de Statistique Journal of Human Development Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy Journal of Human Resources Applied Economics Quarterly Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics Applied Research in Quality of Life* Journal of Labor Economics BMC Public Health Journal of Labor Research British Journal of Sociology Journal of Law, Economics and Organization British Journal of Industrial Relations* Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics Bulletin of Economic Research Journal of Official Statistics Cambridge Journal of Economics Journal of Personality and Social Psychology* Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences Journal of Political Economy Canadian Journal of Economics Journal of Population Economics* Children and Youth Services Review Journal of Positive Psychology China Economic Review Journal of Public Economics* Contemporary Economic Policy Journal of Public Policy Cross-Cultural Research Journal of Research in Personality Demography Journal of Social Policy Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal of Socio-Economics Drustvena istrazivanja Journal of Sports Economics Eastern Economic Journal Journal of the European Economic Association Econometrica Journal of the Japanese and International Economies Economia Internazionale Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A Economic and Labour Relations Review Journal of Urban Economics Economic Development and Cultural Change Labour* Economic Inquiry Labour Economics* Economic Journal* Management International Economic Modelling Management Science Economic Systems Mind and Society Economic and Industrial Democracy Mondes en Développement Economic and Social Review Nature Human Behaviour Economica* OECD Journal: Economic Studies Economics Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics Economics and Human Biology Oxford Economic Papers Economics and Philosophy Oxford Review of Economic Policy Economics Bulletin Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology Economics Letters Papers in Regional Science Economics of Education Review Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin Economics of Governance Perspectives on Psychological Science Economics of Transition PLOS ONE Economie et Prévision Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Economie et Statistique Psychological Bulletin Employee Relations Psychological Science Empirica Public Finance Review Empirical Economics Quality of Life Research Environment and Planning A Quarterly Journal of Economics* European Economic Review* Recherches Economiques de Louvain European Journal of Health Economics Regional Science and Urban Economics European Journal of Industrial Relations Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research European Journal of Operational Research Research on Aging European Journal of Political Economy Review of Behavioral Economics European Sociological Review Review of Economic Studies Evolution & Human Behavior Review of Economics and Statistics* Feminist Economics Review of Economics of the Household* Frontiers in Finance and Economics Review of Finance Games and Economic Behavior Review of Income and Wealth* Gender, Work and Organization Review of Industrial Organization Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography Revue d'Economie Politique German Economic Review Revue Economique Health Economics Ricerche Economiche Health Policy Rivista Italiana degli Economisti History of the Human Sciences Scandinavian Journal of Economics Human Relations Schmollers Jahrbuch Human Resource Management Journal Science* Industrial and Labor Relations Review* Scottish Journal of Political Economy Industrial Relations * Small Business Economics Industrial Relations Journal Social Choice and Welfare International Economic Review Social Forces International Journal of Business and Economics Social Indicators Research* International Journal of Epidemiology Social Science and Medicine* International Journal of Management and Decision Making SSM - Population Health International Journal of Manpower* Social Science Information International Migration Review Social Science Journal International Review of Economics Social Science Quarterly International Small Business Journal Social Science Research International Socal Science Journal Sociological Methods and Research International Sociology Sociology of Education International Tax and Public Finance Socio-Economic Review IZA Journal of Labor Economics Southern Economic Journal IZA Journal of Labor Policy Statistics in Transition new series IZA Journal of Migration The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy IZA World of Labor The B.E. Journals of Theoretical Economics Japanese Economic Review The Manchester School Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Theory and Decision Journal of Applied Econometrics Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Journal of Applied Economics Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour Journal of Applied Gerontology VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis Work and Occupations Journal of Comparative Economics World Bank Economic Review Journal of Development Economics World Development* Journal of Development Studies
* = 10 referee's reports or more
Refereeing: Books (20)* Cambridge Scholars Publishing
* Cambridge University Press
* Editions Flammarion
* La Decouverte
* MIT Press
* Oxford University Press
* Princeton University Press
* Temple University Press
* World Bank
Refereeing: Projects (51)* AAP-Paris-Seine
* 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
* Singapore Ministry of Education
* 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
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.
- 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 2016 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).
Terrible Bands in which I Massacred the Guitar Department.
- The Theydon Boys
- Bozo (The Drinking Man's Rock Band)
The first and third of these actually played in public. The first in a Church music competition (we lost), and the third at Libby Morris's birthday (Libby - wherever you are - you didn't deserve that). The second was the punk period band. Our version of Ever Fallen in Love (RIP Pete Shelley) was unique. We all knew bits of the song, but not the same bits, at not at the same speed. Plus we didn't have a drummer.