Ioana Alexandra Horodnic

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania

This project provides an excellent bridge between academia and policymakers by offering open access to the latest state of research, presented in a short and yet a comprehensive way. I am delighted to be a part of this project

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania

Research interest

Personnel economics, labor economics, business economics, informal economy

Past positions

Post-doctoral Fellow, “Gh. Zane” Institute for Economic and Social Research, Romanian Academy Iași Branch, Iași, Romania (2014–2015); Associate Teaching Assistant, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Univeristy of Iași, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Iași, Romania (2009–2015)


PhD Marketing, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, 2012

Selected publications

  • “Evaluating the illegal employer practice of under-reporting employees’ salaries.” British Journal of Industrial Relations (2016) (with C. C. Williams).

  • “Evaluating the prevalence of the undeclared economy in Central and Eastern Europe: An institutional asymmetry perspective.” European Journal of Industrial Relations 21:4 (2015): 389–406 (with C. C. Williams).

  • “Motivation and research productivity in a university system undergoing transition.” Research Evaluation 24:3 (2015): 282–292 (with A. Zaiț).

  • “Explaining participation in the informal economy: An institutional incongruence perspective.” International Sociology 30:3 (2015): 294–313 (with C. C. Williams and J. Windebank).

  • “Evaluating competing public policy approaches towards the informal economy: Some lessons from the United Kingdom.” International Journal of Public Sector Management 29:4 (2016): 365–380 (with C. C. Williams and L. Burkinshaw).