Ioana Elena Marinescu

I am an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER Labor Studies). My research aims at constructing models of the interplay between institutions and the behavior of agents with a focus on economic outcomes. These models should have a direct statistical/econometric counterpart to allow for empirical validation. The statistical analysis of the data should be complemented with the relevant qualitative knowledge about institutions and agents' behavior. Finally, my research should have practical implications for policy making.

Selected recent papers

[For a full list of papers see here.]
The Effect of Labor Market Information on Community College Students' Major Choice
(with Rachel Baker, Eric Bettinger and Brian Jacob), 2016. [pdf]

The General Equilibrium Impacts of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from a Large Online Job Board
revise & resubmit, Journal of Public Economics, 2016. [pdf]
VoxEU article summarizing this paper.

Mismatch Unemployment and the Geography of Job Search
(with Roland Rathelot), submitted, 2016. [pdf]

Opening the Black Box of the Matching Function: the Power of Words
(with Ronald Wolthoff), submitted, 2016. [pdf]


My monthly column for the French newspaper Liberation

Monthly blog posts on "The Hiring Site Blog," by

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