Barbara Petrongolo

Professor of Economics, Queen Mary University London

Research Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Director, Labour Economics Programme, CEPR

Fields of interests: Applied micro: labor, job search, gender inequalities, public policy.

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Journal Publications:

How local are labor markets? Evidence from a spatial job search model (with Alan Manning). Forthcoming, American Economic Review.

Gender gaps and the rise of the service economy (with Rachel Ngai). Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

The economic consequences of family policies. Drawing lessons from a century of legislation across OECD countries. (with Claudia Olivetti). Journal of Economic Perspectives 31: 205-230.

The evolution of the gender gap in industrialized countries. (with Claudia Olivetti). Annual Review of Economics 8: 405-434, 2016.

Gender gaps across countries and skills: Supply, Demand and the Industry Structure. (with Claudia Olivetti). Review of Economic Dynamics  17: 842-859, 2014.

Gender and the labor market: What have we learned from field and lab experiments? (with Ghazala Azmat). Labour Economics 30: 32-40, 2014.

Worktime regulations and spousal labor supply. (with Dominique Goux and Eric Maurin). American Economic Review 104: 252-276, 2014.

Job and wage mobility with minimum wages and imperfect compliance. (with Zvi Eckstein and Suqin Ge). Journal of Applied Econometrics 26: 580-612, 2011.

The long-term effects of job search requirements: Evidence from the UK JSA Reform. Journal of Public Economics 93: 1234-1253, 2009.

Unequal pay or unequal employment? A cross-country analysis of gender gaps. (with Claudia Olivetti). Journal of Labor Economics 26: 621-654, 2008.

The ins and outs of European unemployment. (with Christopher Pissarides). American Economic Review, P&P, 98: 256-262, 2008. (Data)

A test between stock-flow matching and the random matching function approach. (with Melvyn Coles). International Economic Review 49: 1113-1141, 2008.

The part-time penalty for women in Britain. (with Alan Manning). Economic Journal 118: F28-F51, 2008.

How binding are legal limits? Transitions from temporary to permanent work in Spain. (with Maia Guell). Labour Economics 14: 153-183, 2007. Featured in El Pais [Article]

Regional mismatch and unemployment: Theory and evidence from Italy, 1977-1998. (with Marco Manacorda). Journal of Population Economics 19: 137-162, 2006.

Scale effects in markets with search. (with Christopher Pissarides). Economic Journal 116: 21-44, 2005.

Stock-flow matching and the performance of the labor market. (with Paul Gregg). European Economic Review 49: 1987-2011, 2005.

Gender segregation in employment contracts. Journal of the European Economic Association 2: 331-345, 2004

Re-employment probabilities and returns to matching. Journal of Labor Economics 19: 716-741, 2001.

Looking into the black box: A survey of the matching function. (with Christopher Pissarides). Journal of Economic Literature 39: 390-431, 2001.

Firing costs and stigma: A theoretical analysis and empirical evidence on micro data. (with Patrizia Canziani). European Economic Review 45: 1877-1906, 2001.

Staying-on at school at 16: The impact of labor market conditions in Spain. (with Maria San Segundo). Economics of Education Review 21: 353-365, 2002.

Skill mismatch and unemployment in OECD countries. (with Marco Manacorda). Economica 66: 181-207, 1999.

Working papers and papers in progress:

Reservation wages and the wage flexibility puzzle. (with Felix Koenig and Alan Manning). Resubmitted to the Review of Economic Studies.

Can helping the sick hurt the able? Incentives, information and disruption in a welfare to work reform. (with Nitika Bagaria and John Van Reenen). Revisions requested, Economic Journal.