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[Photo: Christian KREKEL] Dr Christian KREKEL
Associate - Wellbeing
Tel:  020 7107 5317
Email: c.krekel@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE   CON 3.12

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Behavioural Economics, Wellbeing, Policy and Programme Evaluation, Applied Microeconometrics, Applied Panel Analysis, Spatial Analysis

Biography:

I am an Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics. I am also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, and at the Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford. I am an applied economist: my research fields are behavioural economics and wellbeing, policy and programme evaluation, and applied panel and spatial analysis. I obtained my PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics. My research looks at how our environment affects our lives – specifically our behaviour, health, and (ultimately) our wellbeing. I am also interested in using nudges to increase pro-environmental behaviour. My work is aimed at improving evidence-based policy on how to improve these outcomes in a cost-effective manner. I am a frequent advisor to international organisations such as the World Bank or the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). I also advise national governments, for example, on how to use wellbeing data for policy analysis and appraisal. For my work, I have been awarded the Young Economist Award (FEEM Award) by the European Economic Association.

Education:

  • PhD in Economics, Paris School of Economics
  • MSc in Economic History, London School of Economics
  • MSc in Economics (Distinction), Trinity College Dublin

Awards:

  • Young Economist Award (FEEM Award), European Economic Association

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Happy Choice: Wellbeing as the Goal of Government Andrew E. Clark, Paul Frijters, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1658:
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JEL Classification: D60; D70; H11; I31


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; public policy; political economy; social welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quantifying the Intangible Impact of the Olympics Using Subjective Well-Being Data Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth
August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1643:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; intangible effects; olympic games; sport events; quasi-natural experiment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employee Wellbeing, Productivity and Firm Performance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Christian Krekel and George Ward
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1605:
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JEL Classification: I31; J24; J25


Tags: employee satisfaction; engagement; employee productivity; firm performance; wellbeing; meta-analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1441:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; happiness; olympic games; natural experiment