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[Photo: Andrew CLARK] Dr Andrew CLARK
Professorial Research Fellow - Labour Markets, Wellbeing
PSE
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 13 63 29
Email: andrew.clark@ens.fr

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Expertise: Labour Economics, Economics of Happiness, Health Economics

Biography:

Born in London, UK. PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1989. I have since held posts at Dartmouth College, the University of Essex, CEPREMAP, DELTA, the OECD and the University of Orléans. I am currently CNRS Research Professor at PSE in Paris, France, and Research Fellow at the IZA (Bonn). My work has largely focused on the interface between psychology, sociology and economics; in particular, I have used job and life satisfaction scores, and other psychological indices, as proxy measures of utility. One research field has been that of relative utility or comparisons (to others like you, to others in the same household, and to yourself in the past). I also use direct measures of utility to analyse unemployment, quits, efficiency wages, and labor market rents.Recent work has involved looking at the relationship between individual well-being and income inequality, and collaboration with psychologists to map out habituation to life events.

Education:

  • BA, University of Warwick, 1985.
  • MSc, London School of Economics, 1986
  • PhD, London School of Economics, 1989

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • PSE, Paris - CNRS Research Professor
  • IZA, Bonn - Research Fellow

Selected Publications:

  • The Origins of Happiness: The science of wellbeing over the life course (forthcoming), Princeton University Press

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early-Life Correlates of Later-Life Well-Being: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Andrew E. Clark and Tom Lee
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1512:
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JEL Classification: I31; I38


Tags: life-course; well-being; eudaimonia; health; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Lasting Effects of Family and Childhood on Adult Wellbeing: Evidence from British Cohort Data Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Warn N. Lekfuangfu
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1493:
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JEL Classification: A12; D60; I31


Tags: life satisfaction; cohort data; childhood; adult outcomes

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1485:
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JEL Classification: I31; I10


Tags: happiness; subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; government; mental health

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CentrePiece Article
Origins of happiness Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP497:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


Tags: happiness; wellbeing; government; mental health

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early Maternal Employment and Non-cognitive Outcomes in Early Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from British Birth Cohort Data Andrew E. Clark, Warn N. Lekfuangfu, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1380:
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JEL Classification: D1; I3; J6


Tags: child outcomes; maternal employment; well-being; conduct; alspac

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CEP Discussion Paper
Share Capitalism and Worker Wellbeing Alex Bryson, Andrew E. Clark, Richard B. Freeman and Colin P. Green
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1329:
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JEL Classification: J28; J33; J54; J63; J81; M52


Tags: job satisfaction; wages; compensation methods; working conditions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Adaptation to Poverty in Long-Run Panel Data Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Simone Ghislandi
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1315:
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JEL Classification: I31; D60


Tags: income; poverty; subjective well-being; adaptation; soep

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Growth Evens-Out Happiness: Evidence from Six Surveys Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Claudia Senik
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1306:
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JEL Classification: D31; D6; I3; O15


Tags: happiness; inequality; economic growth; development; easterlin paradox

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CEP Occasional Paper
Money, Well-being and Loss Aversion: Does an Income Loss Have a Greater Effect on Well-being than an Equivalent Income Gain? Christopher J. Boyce, Alex M. Wood, James Banks, Andrew E. Clark and Gordon D.A. Brown January 2014
Paper No' CEPOP39:
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JEL Classification: D03; D31; I31


Tags: loss aversion; money; income; subjective well-being

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CEP Discussion Paper
Childhood Sporting Activities and Adult Labour-Market Outcomes Charlotte Cabane and Andrew E. Clark
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1253:
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JEL Classification: J24; J13; L83; I2


Tags: job characteristics; education; sport; school

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CEP Discussion Paper
Upward Social Mobility, Well-being and Political Preferences: Evidence from the BHPS Andrew E. Clark and Emanuela D'Angelo
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1252:
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JEL Classification: A14; C25; D31; D63; J28; J62


Tags: social mobility; satisfaction; redistribution; inequality; voting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Winning Big But Feeling No Better? The Effect of Lottery Prizes on Physical and Mental Health Bénédicte Apouey and Andrew E. Clark
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1228:
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JEL Classification: D1; I1; I3


Tags: income; self-assessed health; mental health; smoking; drinking

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CEP Discussion Paper
Effort and Comparison Income: Experimental and Survey Evidence Andrew E. Clark, David Masclet and Marie-Claire Villeval
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0886:
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JEL Classification: M54; J33; A13; C92; D63


Tags: effort; comparison income; rank; peak-end; experiments

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CEP Discussion Paper
Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis Andrew E. Clark, Ed Diener, Yannis Georgellis and Richard E. Lucas
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0836:
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JEL Classification: I31; J12; J13; J63; J64


Tags: life satisfaction; anticipation; adaptation; baseline satisfaction; labour market and life events

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CEP Discussion Paper
Job Security and Job Protection Andrew Clark and Fabien Postel-Vinay
February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0678:
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JEL Classification: J28; J65; I31


Tags: perceived job security; employment protection legislation; unemployment insurance benefits