Research  Teaching

Ivaylo D. Petev
CNRS Research Fellow 


Social Inequality; Consumption & Lifestyles; Economic Sociology; Quantitative Methods; Historical & Comparative Sociology.


M.A. in Sociology, OSC, Sciences Po, 2004.


Review of D. Reich's Who We Are and How We Got Here : Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past, Pantheon Books
In La Vie des Idées January 6 2020, ISSN : 2105-3030.

Co-authored with Sander Wagner.
In Series des Documents de Travail du CREST n°2019-22: 2019, pp. 1-16. Also at SocArXiv.
An online interactive visualization of the results is found here.
Also an Op-Ed at Le Monde here.

In Series des Documents de Travail du CREST n°2016-30: 2016, pp. 1-39.

Cultural Distinction and Material Consumption: The Case of Cars in Contemporary France.
Co-authored with Philippe Coulangeon and Yoann Demoli;

In American Sociological Review 78(4): 2013, pp. 633-61.

Co-authored with Philippe Coulangeon
In Economie et Statistique n°457-458: 2013, pp. 97-122.

Co-authored with Luigi Pistaferri and Itay Saporta-Eksten
In David B. Grusky, Bruce Western, and Christopher Wimer (eds.), The Great Recession, Russell Sage Foundation, New York: 2011, pp. 161-95.

In European Sociological Review 27(4): 2011, pp. 548-54.

[Abstention and Interethnic Conflict in Southeast Europe.]
In Dominique Reynié (ed.), Les Européens en 2003, Odile Jacob, Paris: 2003.

[The Bulgarian Electoral Reflex.]


Revise and Resubmit in American Journal of Sociology.

Breaking Up the Cash Nexus: The Social Stratification of Spending in France at the Turn of the 21st Century.

Mesurer les structures sociales: Un cadre analytique, une méthode statistique et deux exemples empiriques.
[Measuring Social Structures: An Analytical Framework, a Statistical Method and Two Empirical Examples.]

Contact information:
Dept. of Sociology
Institut Polytechnique de Paris
5 Avenue Henri Le Chatelier
Palaiseau 91120, France (map)

email: ivaylo.petev[at]