Clémentine Van Effenterre

Clémentine Van Effenterre

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
WAPPP Fellow

Clémentine Van Effenterre’s research examines the role of gender norms and institutions on human capital formation, labor supply, and political preferences. As a WAPPP Fellow, she will examine the formation, evolution and implications of gender differences in preferences over alternative work arrangements.


Clémentine Van Effenterre received her Ph.D. in September 2017 from the Paris School of Economics. She is also a research affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics. Her research interests include labor economics, education and political economy. Her most recent work studies women's employment decisions in a context where institutions limit their chances of having a regular working schedule.

As a WAPPP Fellow, Clémentine will continue to develop her current research on the impact of female role models on students’ attitudes and choice of field of study, and pursue new research projects related to the determinants of gender differences in preferences over work arrangements. Clémentine is a former student of the École Normale Supérieure de Paris and holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics.

Research Topics

The impact of role models on the gender gap in science: evidence from the "Girls in Science" Initiative

Determinants and consequences of gender differences in preferences for work