Marie Claire Villeval

CNRS, France, and IZA, Germany

Publishing an article in IZA World of Labor gives a unique opportunity to create a forum of discussion with academics and policymakers about how labor markets work and evolve

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Research Professor (Directeur de Recherche), CNRS–GATE, University of Lyon (2012–); Director of GATE-Lab (2014–)

Research interest

Experimental economics, behavioral economics, personnel economics, public economics

Past positions

Director of the GATE Research Institute (2007–2015)


PhD, University Paris X-Nanterre, 2003; Habilitation, University Lyon 2, 1996

Selected publications

  • “The dark side of competition for status.” Management Science 60:1 (2014): 38–55 (with G. Charness and D. Masclet).

  • “Are women more attracted by cooperative work environments?” Economic Journal 125:582 (2013): 115–140 (with P. Kuhn).

  • “Competition and the ratchet effect: Experimental Evidence.” Journal of Labor Economics 29:3 (2011): 513–547 (with G. Charness and P. Kuhn).

  • “Cooperation and competition in intergenerational experiments in the field and in the laboratory.” American Economic Review 99:3 (2009): 956–978 (with G. Charness).

  • “L’économie comportementale du marché du travail.” Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 2016.