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.
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.
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
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:
How local are labor markets? Evidence from a spatial job search model (with Alan Manning). Revised and resubmitted, American Economic Review.
Reservation wages and the wage flexibility puzzle. (with Felix Koenig and Alan Manning). Revisions requested, Review of Economic Studies.
Gender gaps and the rise of the service economy (with Rachel Ngai). Revisions requested, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.
The evolution of the gender gap in industrialized countries. (with Claudia Olivetti). Draft prepared for the Annual Review of Economics.
Can helping the sick hurt the able? Incentives, information and disruption in a welfare to work reform. (with Nitika Bagaria and John Van Reenen)
The economic consequences of family policies. Drawing lessons from a century of legislation across OECD countries. (with Claudia Olivetti). In preparation for the Journal of Economic Perspectives.