Arnaud Lefranc is Professor of economics at the University of Cergy-Pontoise. He is a research affiliate and former director of THEMA research center. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris in 2000. His research interests include the economics of inequality, equality of opportunity, intergenerational transmission, education and family economics. He has published in the Journal of Public Economics, the Review of Income and Wealth, Economic Policy, Annales d’Economie et Statistique and other journals.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2011.