Economics serving society
Elena Stancanelli

Elena Stancanelli

PSE Professor

Research Director CNRS

Campus Jourdan – 49 Boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

3rd floor, office 09

Phone +33(0)1 80 52 18 59

Research groups: Labour and Public Economics
  • Demography and Household Economics
  • Labour Markets

I am an applied micro-economist. My research interests are in the area of applied household economics and time allocation. In particular, I have studied couples' allocation of time to household work and leisure time at retirement; the impact of different forms of income taxation on household time uses; and the labour supply of couples in which the wife outearns the husband; as well as the decision to telework; job search and commute time. Another stream of my research focuses on conflict economics.

As President elect (2017-19) and President (2019-21) of the Society of the Economics of the HOusehold (SEHO), I organized the 2018 annual meeting of SEHO the Paris-School-of-Economics and co-organized the 2021 annual meeting of SEHO at Boston University, which took place virtually ( Program ),  and overviewed the organization of SEHO 2020 annual meeting at Venice Ca Foscari (cancelled due to the pandemics) . 

SEHO was founded in 2017 and counts over 400 members in 34 countries, spanning all continents seho-member-list.pdf .

 Just came out:

The Impact of Terrorism on Individual Well-being: Evidence from the Boston Marathon Bombing, with Orla Doyle and Andrew Clark, The Economic Journal,  2020, 130 (631),  2065–2104

Women's Employment, Wages and the Household, with Elisabeth Dolan (University of New Hampshire), Journal of Family and Economic Issues, supplement issue "Decade in Review 2010-19",  2021, 42, 101-106.

Older mothers’ employment and marriage stability when the nest is empty, with Hyppolite d'Albis (Paris School of Economics & CNRS) and Karina Doorley (ESRI, Dublin), forthcoming in "Mothers in the Labor Market", Springer, Alberto Molina editor.

New research:

A tale of hours worked for pay from home before and after the Great Recession: learning from high-frequency diaries, with Arie Kapteyn (University of South California, Los Angeles), under review.


Household Food Consumption Responses to Terrorism: evidence from high frequency in-home-scanner data, with Daniel Mirza (Tours university) and Thierry Verdier (Paris School of Economics), under review. 


Spousal labour supply and Norwegian retirement reforms, with Bernt Bratsberg (Frisch Center Oslo).


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