Ioana Elena Marinescu

I am an assistant professor of economics 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.

Selected recent papers

[For a full list of papers see here.]
The General Equilibrium Impacts of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from a Large Online Job Board
under revision, 2014. [pdf]

Mismatch Unemployment and the Geography of Job Search
(with Roland Rathelot), working paper, 2014. [pdf]

Opening the Black Box of the Matching Function: the Power of Words
(with Ronald Wolthoff), working paper, 2014. [pdf]


My monthly column for the French newspaper Liberation

Monthly blog posts on "The Hiring Site Blog," by

Twitter feed @mioana