Andrew Clark

August 2014

  Andrew Clark

PSE, Ecole normale supérieure 
48 boulevard Jourdan 
75014 Paris
Tel : 33 (0)1 43 13 63 29 
Fax: 33 (0)1 43 13 63 10

CNRS Directeur de recherche/Research Professor.  


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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.


Research Interests

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. 

CV here! A Full CV in PDF format is here.




Social Science Citations Index: 4000
Google Scholar (Top 5): 6800

On Tour!

Perhaps appearing in a lecture theatre somewhere near you soon...

March 2013 University of Vienna, University of Orléans  
April 2013 Income Distribution Conference (Paris), University of Marseilles, University of Potsdam, Free University of Berlin
May 2013 IZA  Bonn, Warwick Alumni Day, Well-being and public policy (Reading), KORA, University of Copenhagen
June 2013
LSE, CORE Louvain-la-Neuve, Workshop on subjective well-being (Paris), IOS Summer Academy (Regensburg)
July 2013 Australian Conference of Economists (Perth), University of Queensland (Brisbane), Bari
September 2013 ESPAnet conference (Poznan), LSE, Université du Luxembourg, EALE Conference (Turin), TEPP Conference (Le Mans)
October 2013 Halloran Well-Being Conference (Philadelphia), Brookings Institution (Washington DC)
November 2013
Flinders University (Adelaide)
December 2013
University of Stirling, University of Edinburgh, Rencontres d'Aussois (Labex OSE)
January 2014 DWP London
February 2014 Doshisha University - International Comparative Study on Happiness (Kyoto), Oxford Handbook Conference (Princeton)
March 2014 "Evaluation des Politiques Publiques" (Aussois)
April 2014
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Royal Economic Society (Manchester), OECD
May 2014 University of Aberdeen, Free University of Berlin, Université Paris Dauphine
June 2014 University of Sheffield, Kingston, OECD, World Bank
August 2014 Society for Economic Measurement (Chicago), IARIW (Rotterdam)
September 2014 ISQOLS (Berlin), EALE (Ljubjlana), SWELLFER Workshop (Turin)
October 2014 OECD Workshop on Measuring Well-Being (Turin)
January 2015 INSTEAD University of Sheffield
March 2015 University of Edinburgh


I teach in the Master's Programmes at the EHESS/Paris 1, and at Paris 1/Paris V.

Here are some ideas for Master's Dissertation Topics.

Subjects for the APE/ETE Masters Course, some of which also appear in the Economics and Psychology Masters Course:

  1. Income Comparisons, the Easterlin Paradox and Public Policy: Presentation1, Presentation2, Document1, Document2.
  2. Self-Employment: Presentation1, Document1.
  3. Subjective Well-Being in the Labour Market: Wages, Compensating Differentials and Rents; and Unemployment Benefits. Presentation1, Presentation2, Document1, Document2.
  4. Job Quality and Worker Effort:  Presentation1, Presentation2, Document1, Document2.
  5. Employment, Unions and Politicians: Presentation1, Presentation2, Document1.
  6. Gender and labour market outcomes: Presentation1, Document1.

Other subjects for the Economics and Psychology Masters Course

  1. Measurement and Validity: Presentation
  2. Reading list for the above presentation.

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
Consultant OECD,1995-1997
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-


Some Links

Many many interesting things about fairness and well-being research can be found in the following places

Dubious Links between Research and Music Department.

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.
** 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)

Activités Annexes : Kingston University (5-25K Euros) ; LSE (25K+ Euros).