University of Pennsylvania, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Labor economics, public economics, macroeconomics
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago (2007–2017)
PhD Economics, London School of Economics, 2007
“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.
Can job search requirements and job search assistance help the unemployed find better jobs faster?Ioana E. Marinescu, August 2017In many countries, reducing unemployment is among the most important policy goals. In this context, monitoring job search by the unemployed and providing job search assistance can play a crucial role. However, more and more stringent monitoring and sanctions are not a panacea. Policymakers must consider possible downsides, such as unemployed people accepting less stable and lower-paying jobs. Tying “moderate” monitoring to job search assistance may be the essential ingredient to make this approach successful.MoreLess