Ioana Elena Marinescu
I am an economist, currently at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
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.
Assistant professor in economics, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
I will be at the Society of Labor Economists Meeting in Boston on 3-4 May 2013. I will be presenting a new paper on "Wages, Applications and Skills", joint with Ronald Wolthoff.
I am now writing a monthly column for the French newspaper Liberation.
Current research projects
I have several projects on online labor markets, with a focus on search and matching.
I am working on several projects investigating the functioning of urban labor markets in developing countries, with a particular focus on the issue of informality.