Ioana E. Marinescu

University of Pennsylvania, USA, and IZA, Germany

Knowledge is power. I am honored to contribute to the IZA World of Labor, allowing both policymakers and academics to access the latest policy-relevant evidence

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Research interest

Labor economics, public economics, macroeconomics

Past positions

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago (2007–2017)


PhD Economics, London School of Economics, 2007

Selected publications

  • “The general equilibrium impacts of unemployment insurance: Evidence from a large online job board.” Journal of Public Economics 150 (2017): 14–29.

  • “HIV, wages and the skill premium.” Journal of Health Economics 37 (2014): 181–197.

  • “Informality and the expansion of social protection programs: The case of Mexico.” Journal of Health Economics 32 (2013): 938–950 (with O. Azuara).

  • “Are judges sensitive to economic conditions? Evidence from UK employment tribunals.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 64:4 (2011).

  • “Job security legislation and job duration: Evidence from the UK.” Journal of Labor Economics 27:3 (2009): 475–486.