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.]
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.

No Strings Attached: The Behavioral Effects of U.S. Unconditional Cash Transfer Programs
New York, NY, USA: Roosevelt Institute, 2017. [pdf]


My monthly column for the French newspaper Liberation

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