Claudia Senik is Professor at Sorbonne-University and the Paris School of Economics, and member of the Institut Universitaire de France.

She is the Director of the Wellbeing Observatory at CEPREMAP.

Educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she received her PhD from EHESS.

Her main research area is the economics of happiness, with a special interest in the relationship between income growth, income inequality and subjective wellbeing, as well as wellbeing at work. She also conducts a research stream on the cultural dimension of gender norms and the role of institutions in changing them.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2006.

See her webpage :


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16090
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2024, 51 (1), 1-34.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13166
published in: Psychological Science, 2022, 33 (11), 1828–1841
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12212
Quentin Lippmann, Alexandre Georgieff, Claudia Senik
published in: Economic Journal, 2020, 130 (629), 1445 - 1470
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11532
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2018, 46 (3), 874-888.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11226
published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2019, 33, 116-123.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9880
published in: European Journal of Population, 2016, 32, 445-473
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9189
published in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2017, 70, 1-9