Rafael Lalive

University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Lausanne

Research interest

Labor market policy, family policy, and social economics


PhD Economics, University of Zurich, 2001

Selected publications

  • "How does pension eligibility affect labor supply in couples?" Labor Economics 46 (2017): 177–188 (with P. Parrotta).

  • "Market externalities from large unemployment insurance benefit extension programs." American Economic Review 105:12 (2015): 3564–3596 (with C. Landais and J. Zweimüller).

  • "How effective are unemployment benefit sanctions? Looking beyond unemployment exit." Journal of Applied Econometrics 28:7 (2013): 1153–1178 (with P. Arni and J. van Ours).

  • "Equilibrium unemployment and the duration of unemployment benefits." Journal of Population Economics 24:4 (2012): 1385–1409 (with J. C. van Ours and J. Zweimüller).

  • "The public health costs of job loss." Journal of Health Economics 28:6 (2009): 1099–1115 (with A. Kuhn and J. Zweimüller).