University of Warwick, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, University of Warwick, UK
Unemployment, wages, inequality, economics of food and obesity
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Academic Fellow, UK Parliament, 2017; Economist Visitor, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, 2013; Consultant, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 2010–2011
Junior Researcher and Adjunct Professor, Research Centre for International Economics (CREI), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2005–2012
PhD Economics, Princeton University, 2005
Accounting for Mismatch Unemployment. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8884 (2015) (with B. Herz).
"Wage rigidity and job creation." Journal of Monetary Economics 60:8 (2013) (with C. Haefke and M. Sonntag).
"Skill-biased technological change and the business cycle." Review of Economics and Statistics 95:4 (2013): 1222–1237 (with A. Balleer).
"Heterogeneous life-cycle profiles, income risk and consumption inequality." Journal of Monetary Economics 56:1 (2009): 20–39 (with G. Primiceri).
"Education, growth and income inequality" Review of Economics and Statistics 90:1 (2008): 89–104 (with C.Teulings).
Better understanding of skills mismatch is essential to finding effective policy optionsEvidence suggests that productivity would be much higher and unemployment much lower if the supply of and demand for skills were better matched. As a result, skills mismatch between workers (supply) and jobs (demand) commands the ongoing attention of policymakers in many countries. Policies intended to address the persistence of skills mismatch focus on the supply side of the issue by emphasizing worker education and training. However, the role of the demand side, that is, employers’ wage-setting practices, garners comparatively little policy attention.MoreLess