Claudia Senik was born in Paris, France, in 1964. A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), she wrote her PhD thesis at DELTA (EHESS). She is now full Professor at the University Paris-Sorbonne and Research Fellow at Paris School of Economics. Her main research interest is the micro-econometric analysis of income distribution and subjective well-being. She frequently appeals to a comparative approach, based on the different environments in Western versus Eastern Europe. She is in charge of several international scientific cooperation programs related to her field of research.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2006.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 6175
published as 'Why are the French so Unhappy? The Cultural Dimension of Happiness' in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 106, 379-401.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5595
published in: Robert Peccoud (Ed.), Measure For Measure: How Well Do We Measure Development?, Paris: STIN, 2011, 99-176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4599
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2012, 82 (1), 110-130
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4414
published in: Economic Journal, 2010, 120 (544), 573-594
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3484
published in: Economics of Transition, 2010, 18 (1), 1–26
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3319
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (4), 1207-1234
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3195
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 72 (1), 408-424
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2889
published as "Democracy, Market Liberalization and Political Preferences" in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93(1), 365-381
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2237
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008, 68 (1), 140-152