Roland Rathelot

University of Warwick, UK

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IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, UK

Research interest

Job search, discrimination, local public policies

Past positions

Deputy Director, Institut des Politiques Publiques Paris, 2012–2014; Economist, French Ministry of Labor, 2007–2010; Economist, French Institute of Statistics (INSEE), 2004–2007


PhD Economics, Paris School of Economics, 2010

Selected publications

  • "Mismatch unemployment and the geography of job search." American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (forthcoming) (with I. Marinescu).

  • "Unemployment insurance and reservation wages: Evidence from administrative data." Journal of Public Economics (forthcoming) (with T. Le Barbanchon and A. Roulet).

  • "Measuring segregation on small units: A partial identification analysis." Quantitative Economics 8:1 (2017): 39–73 (with X. D’Haultfoeuille).

  • "Do labor market policies have displacement effects? Evidence from a clustered randomized experiment." Quarterly Journal of Economics 128:2 (2013): 531–580 (with B. Crépon, E. Duflo, M. Gurgand, and P. Zamora).

  • "The importance of local corporate taxes in business location decisions: Evidence from French micro data." The Economic Journal 118:527 (2008): 499–514 (with P. Sillard).