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Staff Biography

[Photo: Clement BELLET] Mr Clement BELLET
Research Officer - Wellbeing
Tel:  020 7955 3597
Email: clement.bellet@gmail.com
Room/Desk: 32L 2.24 D  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 


Clément joined CEP in September 2016 as a Research Officer. His research attempts to reconcile the consumption and savings literature with important findings in behavioural economics, in particular with happiness economics and theories of social preferences. He has been examining ways in which inequality affects choices and wellbeing due to externalities in individual preferences, in India and the United States. He explores issues relative to conspicuous consumption and social status, marketing, happiness at work, inequality and poverty. Clément completed his PhD in economics at Sciences Po Paris and was a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley in 2014-2015. He previously worked as a Short Term Consultant for the World Bank.

Current Areas of Research:

Behavioural economics

Consumption and wellbeing

Inequality and poverty

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications:

  • Superstar houses and the American mortgage frenzy
    Clement Bellet, March 2017
    Paper No' CEPCP498: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Paradox of the Joneses: Superstar Houses and Mortgage Frenzy in Suburban America
    Clement Bellet, January 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1462: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)