Ioana Elena Marinescu
Twitter: @mioana

I am an assistant professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. I study the labor market to craft policies that can enhance employment, productivity, and economic security. To make an informed policy decision, it is crucial to determine the costs and benefits of policies. My research expertise includes unemployment insurance, the universal basic income, online job search, workforce development, and employment contracts.

Selected recent papers

[For a full list of papers see here.]
Concentration in US Labor Markets: Evidence from Online Vacancy Data
(with Jose Azar, Marshall Steinbaum and Bledi Taska), Working Paper 24395, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2018. [pdf at SSRN]

Anticompetitive Mergers in Labor Markets
(with Herbert Hovenkamp), forthcoming, Indiana Law Journal, 2018. [pdf at SSRN]

The Labor Market Impacts of Universal and Permanent Cash Transfers: Evidence from the Alaska Permanent Fund
(with Damon Jones), Working Paper 24312. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2018. [pdf at SSRN]

Labor market concentration
(with Jose Azar and Marshall Steinbaum), Working Paper 24147. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2017. [pdf]

The General Equilibrium Impacts of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from a Large Online Job Board
Journal of Public Economics, 2017. [pdf]
VoxEU article summarizing this paper.


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