Texts by Ioana E. Marinescu



Refereed publications

Why Has Antitrust Law Failed Workers?
(with Eric Posner), accepted, Cornell Law Review, 2019. [pdf at SSRN]
Opening the Black Box of the Matching Function: the Power of Words
(with Ronald Wolthoff), forthcoming, Journal of Labor Economics, 2016. [pdf]
VoxEU article summarizing this paper.
Formerly circulated under the title "Wages, Applications and Skills".
Anticompetitive Mergers in Labor Markets
(with Herbert Hovenkamp), forthcoming, Indiana Law Journal, 2018. [pdf at SSRN]
Quasi-Experimental Causality in Neuroscience and Behavioural Research
(with Patrick Lawlor and Konrad Kording) Nature Human Behaviour 2 (12): 891. [link].[pre-print]
Mismatch Unemployment and the Geography of Job Search
(with Roland Rathelot), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics Vol. 10, No. 3, July 2018, pp.42-70. [pdf]
The Effect of Labor Market Information on7 Community College Students' Major Choice
(with Rachel Baker, Eric Bettinger and Brian Jacob), Working Paper 23333. Economics of Education Review Volume 65, August 2018, pp. 18-30. [NBER WP pdf]
VoxEU article summarizing this paper.
VoxEU video summarizing this paper.
Can Fixed-Term Contracts put Low Skilled Youth on a Better Career Path? Evidence from Spain
(with Jose I. Garcia Perez and Judit Vall Castello), The Economic Journal, May 2018.[pdf]
VoxEU article summarizing this paper.
The General Equilibrium Impacts of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from a Large Online Job Board
forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics, 150 (2017), pp. 14-29. [pdf]
VoxEU article summarizing this paper.
Formerly circulated under the title "Online Job Search and Unemployment Insurance during the Great Recession".
Divorce: what does learning have to do with it?
Labour Economics, 38 (2016), pp. 90-105 [doi]. [pdf]
The sources of wage growth in a developing country
(with Margaret Triyana), IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 5:2 (2016) [doi]. [pdf]
HIV, Wages and the Skill Premium
Journal of Health Economics, 37 (2014), pp. 181-197, [doi]. [pdf]
Informality and the Expansion of Social Protection Programs: The Case of Mexico
(with Oliver Azuara), Journal of Health Economics, 32 (2013), pp. 938-950, [doi]. [pdf]
Are Judges Sensitive to Economic Conditions? Evidence from UK Employment Tribunals
Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July 2011 (Vol. 64, No. 4) [JStor pdf]. [pdf]
Job Security Legislation and Job Duration: Evidence from the U.K.
Journal of Labor Economics, 2009, vol. 27, no. 3 (p. 475-486) [doi]. [pdf] [longer working paper version with theoretical model]
Cyclical budgetary policy and growth: what do we learn from OECD panel data?
(with Philippe Aghion), NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2007, Volume 22 (p. 251 - 278) [NBER pdf] [pdf].
Technology and Financial Structure: Are Innovative Firms Different?
(with Philippe Aghion, Alexander Klemm and Stephen Bond) Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 2(2), pages 277-288, April 2004 [doi]. [pdf].

Other publications

Measuring Labor Market Power Two Ways
(with Jose Azar and Marshall Steinbaum), AEA Papers and Proceedings, 2019. [pdf]
A Proposal to Enhance Antitrust Protection Against Labor Market Monopsony
(with Eric Posner), Roosevelt Institute, 2019.[pdf]
Online Reviews Are Biased. Here's How to Fix Them
(with Nadav Klein, Andrew Chamberlain and Morgan Smart), Harvard Business Review, 2018. [pdf]
Job search monitoring and assistance for the unemployed
IZA World of Labor, 2017. [Link]
The impact of Colombia's pension and health insurance systems on informality
(with Valentina Calderon), IDB Publications 62338, Inter-American Development Bank, 2011. [working paper version]

Working Papers

Current work

Estimating Labor Market Power
(with Jose Azar and Steven Berry), working paper, 2019. [pdf at SSRN]
Minimum Wage Employment Effects and Labor Market Concentration
(with Jose Azar, Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Bledi Taska, and Till Von Wachter), working paper, 2019. [pdf at SSRN]
Can Pigou at the Polls Stop US Melting the Poles?
(with Soren Anderson and Boris Shor), 2019. [pdf at SSRN]
Regression Discontinuity Threshold Optimization
(with Sofia Triantafillou and Konrad Kording), working paper, 2019. [pdf at SSRN]
Unemployment Insurance and Job Search Behavior
(with Daphne Skandalis), working paper, 2018. [pdf at SSRN]
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]
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]
Incentives Can Reduce Bias in Online Reviews
(with Andrew Chamberlain, Nadav Klein and Morgan Smart), 2018. [pdf at SSRN]
Labor market concentration
(with Jose Azar and Marshall Steinbaum), Working Paper 24147. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2017. [pdf]
No Strings Attached: The Behavioral Effects of U.S. Unconditional Cash Transfer Programs
New York, NY, USA: Roosevelt Institute, 2017. [pdf]

Work in progress

Estimating Labor Market Power
(with Jose Azar and Steven Berry), draft coming soon.

Older unpublished working papers

Separation costs and stochastic productivity in a matching model of job turnover
working paper, 2008.
Labour law enforcement and macroeconomic conditions in France
working paper, 2003.

Publications in newspapers, magazines, and general public books

Monthly Op-Eds in the French newspaper Liberation.

Monthly blog posts on CareerBuilder.com.

Reducing deficits will lead to a deeper recession
Liberation, April 1st 2013 [English translation] [Original French version].

Which health system for which objectives? [published in French]
Alternatives Economiques, Paris, October 2004.

Does job protection increase unemployment? [published in French],
Alternatives Economiques, September 2003.

The root of unemployment lies in excessive protection against unemployment [published in French]
in "Le Bréviaire des Idées Reçues en Economie", Les Econoclastes. La Découverte, Paris, 2003.