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[Photo: Sarah FLÈCHE] Dr Sarah FLÈCHE
Associate - Wellbeing
Email: sarah.FLECHE@univ-amu.fr



Biography:

Sarah Fleche is a Research Associate at CEP, where she worked as a full-time Research Officer between September 2014 and August 2017. She is also an Assistant Professor in Economics at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics, in France. She previously worked as a consultant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and completed her PhD in Economics at the Paris School of Economics in October 2014.

Current Areas of Research:

Sarah is an applied micro-economist with special interests in labour, education, and behavioural economics. Together with Richard Layard, Andrew Clark, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward she was involved in a project to build a model of determinants of wellbeing over the life course. Her work has focused on happiness inequality, mental health, social comparisons and institutions. More recently, she has strengthened her interests in education, skill formation, gender economics and time-use.

Education:

  • Ph.D in Economics - Paris School of Economics

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
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
Parental Sleep and Employment: Evidence from a British Cohort Study Joan Costa-Font and Sarah Flèche
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1467:
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JEL Classification: J13; J22; I18; J28


Tags: child sleep; sleep; maternal employment; working hours; job satisfaction; alspac

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CEP Discussion Paper
Distaste for Centralization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Switzerland Sarah Flèche
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1383:
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JEL Classification: H11; H40; I31


Tags: decentralization; life satisfaction; public spending; procedural utility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do More of those in Misery Suffer From Poverty, Unemployment or Mental Illness? Sarah Flèche and Richard Layard
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1356:
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JEL Classification: I1; I3; I31; I32


Tags: mental health; life-satisfaction; wellbeing; poverty; unemployment

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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 Discussion Paper
Where the Streets Have a Name: Income Comparisons in the US Abel Brodeur and Sarah Flèche
March 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1196:
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JEL Classification: C25; D00; J31


Tags: income comparisons; rank; relative utility; social interactions; social status; well-being