Texts by Ioana E. Marinescu


Peer reviewed publications

The General Equilibrium Impacts of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from a Large Online Job Board
forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics, 2017. [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

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

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

Opening the Black Box of the Matching Function: the Power of Words
(with Ronald Wolthoff), revise & resubmit, Journal of Labor Economics, 2016. [pdf]
VoxEU article summarizing this paper.
Formerly circulated under the title "Wages, Applications and Skills".

Mismatch Unemployment and the Geography of Job Search
(with Roland Rathelot), revise & resubmit, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2016. [pdf]

The Effect of Labor Market Information on Community College Students' Major Choice
(with Rachel Baker, Eric Bettinger and Brian Jacob), Working Paper 23333. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2017. [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), submitted, 2016.[pdf]
VoxEU article summarizing this paper.

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.