Vera Brencic

University of Alberta, Canada

Its quick reach of a wide audience makes IZA World of Labor a perfect outlet for policy-relevant research. It has been an honor to be able to contribute

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Canada

Research interest

Labor economics, search and matching, personnel economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Past positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta (July 2006–June 2012); Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Purdue University (January 2006–June 2006)


PhD Economics, Purdue University, 2005

Selected publications

  • "Employers’ efforts to deter shirking in teams." Labour: Review of Labor Relations 29:1 (2015): 55–78.

  • "Search online: Evidence from information acquisition on online job boards and resume banks." Journal of Economic Psychology 42 (2014): 112–125.

  • "Employers’ online recruitment and screening practices." Economic Inquiry 50:1 (2012): 94–111 (with J. B. Norris).

  • "On-the-job tasks and performance pay: A vacancy-level analysis." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 63:3 (2010): 511–542 (with J. B. Norris).

  • "Employers’ hiring practices, employment protection, and costly search: A vacancy- level analysis." Labour Economics 16:5 (2009): 461–479.