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Staff Biography

[Photo: Christian KREKEL] Dr Christian KREKEL
Research Officer - Wellbeing
Tel:  020 7955 3597
Email: c.krekel@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.24 E  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Well-Being, Health, and Behaviour; Policy and Programme Evaluation; Applied Micro­econometrics


I am a PhD Student at the Paris School of Economics, a Research Officer at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, and a Consultant at the World Bank. My research interests include well-being, health, and behaviour, policy and programme evaluation, and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on the non-monetary impacts of major events, infrastructure, and institutions.


  • PhD in Economics (Expected: Spring 2017), Paris School of Economics
  • MSc in Economic History, London School of Economics
  • MSc in Economics, Trinity College Dublin


  • FEEM Award (Young Economist Award) at 2014 Annual Conference of the European Economic Association

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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