Fabien Postel-Vinay

University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK, and IZA, Germany

In my opinion, IZA World of Labor provides the most accessible and useful point of contact between academic labor economists and decision makers. It is a fantastic resource, to which I am thrilled to contribute

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University College London, UK

Research interest

Applied and theoretical labor economics, labor market policy, and economic dynamics

Past positions

Professor of Economics, University of Bristol, 2005–2013


PhD Economics, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1998

Selected publications

  • “Tenure, experience, human capital and wages: A tractable equilibrium search model of wage dynamics.” American Economic Review 104:6 (2014): 1551–1596 (with J. Bagger, F. Fontaine, and J.-M. Robin).

  • “Stochastic search equilibrium.” Review of Economic Studies 80:4 (2013): 1545–1581 (with G. Moscarini).

  • “The contribution of large and small employers to job creation in times of high and low unemployment.” American Economic Review 102:6 (2012): 2509–2539 (with G. Moscarini).

  • “The public pay gap in Britain: Small differences that (don't?) matter." Economic Journal 117 (2007): 1460–1503 (with H. Turon).

  • “Equilibrium wage dispersion with worker and employer heterogeneity. Econometrica 70:6 (2002): 2295–2350 (with J.-M. Robin).