Andrew Clark
June 2024

  Andrew Clark

PSE, Ecole normale supérieure 
48 boulevard Jourdan 
75014 Paris
Tel : 33 (0)1 80 52 18 54

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. And in 2020  INRA merged with IRSTEA to become INRAE.

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.

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: 14 200
Google Scholar (Top 5): 17 000
Google Scholar: 45 000

Some H-indices

Social Science Citations Index: 43
Google Scholar: 72
Refereeing* 18

* A new one I made up: At least 18 referee's reports each for 18 different journals.

On Tour!

500+ presentations in 30+ different countries.

Perhaps appearing in a lecture theatre somewhere near you soon... (or actually probably not)

June 2024 XXVI Applied Economics Meeting (Santander)
June 2024 LSE Festival Wellbeing Symposium
June 2024 ISQOLS22 (Borneo)
August 2024 IARIW 38 (London)
October 2024 1st Regional ISQOLS Conference - Africa (Johannesburg)
October 2024 Second Annual Conference of Universidad Del Desarrollo (Santiago)
April 2025 University of Hannover


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.

Various subjects that appear in APE Masters Courses or 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, Document2.
  6. Gender and labour market outcomes: Presentation1, Document1.
  7. Measurement and Validity: Presentation (Reading list for this presentation)

PhD Students

  1. Luke Haywood, “Qualité de l’Emploi dans le Marché du Travail”. Co-direction with Jean-Marc Robin. December 2012. (DIW Berlin)
  2. Alan Piper, “The Happiness of the Young in Great Britain: The Role of Education”. Co-direction with Geoff Pugh and Nick Adnett. March 2013. (University of Flensburg)
  3. Jason Gagnon, “Three Essays on Migration and Labour Markets in Developing Countries”. April 2014. (OECD)
  4. Se-eun Jung, “Essays on Risk Aversion and Labor Markets”. June 2014. (Cergy-Pontoise)
  5. Sarah Flèche. “Essays in Happiness Economics: Local and Regional Perspectives and Global Trends”. Co-direction with Claudia Senik. October 2014. (LSE)
  6. Abel Brodeur, “Essays on Behavioural Economics”. August 2015. (Ottawa)
  7. Augustin Vicard, “Six essais sur l’insertion professionnelle des jeunes et l’utilisation de variables subjectives en économie de la santé”. December 2015 (INSEE)
  8. Claudia Hupkau, “Economic Disadvantage, Policy Design and Individual Decision Making”. Co-direction with François Maniquet. August 2017 (CUNEF, Madrid)
  9. Anthony Lepinteur. “Household Working Time, Legal Norms on the Labor Market and Subjective Wellbeing”. Co-direction with David Margolis. September 2017 (Université du Luxembourg)
  10. Arthur Souletié, “The Causes and Consequences of Risky Behaviours”.  May 2019 (Veltys)
  11. Martin Fernandez-Sanchez. “Essays in Applied Economics: Migration, Identity and Well-Being”. Co-direction with Hillel Rapoport. November 2020 (LISER)

Supervision of Masters Dissertations: 62

PhD Juries: 80
Aix Marseille Université (2), University of British Columbia, Brunel, Copenhagen (2), University of Cyprus, EHESS (19), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Imperial, Kingston, Leeds, London School of Economics (3), Louvain la Neuve, Luxembourg (2), Lyon 2 (5), Maastricht, Universiti Malaya, Maryland, Nottingham (2), Orléans, Paris 1 (11), Paris 2, Paris X, Paris 12, Paris Dauphine (3), Queensland, Rome Tor Vergata, Royal Holloway College, Université de Savoie, Sheffield (2), Siena, Staffordshire, Stockholm, Strasbourg 1, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2), Warwick (3), University of Western Australia.

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?

Past Proud Lyrics Department Winners

Terrible Bands in which I Massacred the Guitar Department.

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 party (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, and not at the same speed. Plus we didn't have a drummer.