Ioana Elena Marinescu
Twitter: @mioana

I am an assistant professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. I study the labor market to craft policies that can enhance employment, productivity, and economic security. To make an informed policy decision, it is crucial to determine the costs and benefits of policies. My research expertise includes antitrust & the labor market, the universal basic income, unemployment insurance, and employment contracts.

Selected recent papers

[For a full list of papers see here.]
Estimating Labor Market Power
(with Jose Azar and Steven Berry), working paper, 2019. [pdf at SSRN]
Minimum Wage Employment Effects and Labor Market Concentration
(with Jose Azar, Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Bledi Taska, and Till Von Wachter), working paper, 2019. [pdf at SSRN]
Can Pigou at the Polls Stop US Melting the Poles?
(with Soren Anderson and Boris Shor), 2019. [pdf at SSRN]
The Labor Market Impacts of Universal and Permanent Cash Transfers: Evidence from the Alaska Permanent Fund
(with Damon Jones), Working Paper 24312. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2018. [pdf at SSRN]
Labor market concentration
(with Jose Azar and Marshall Steinbaum), Working Paper 24147. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2017. [pdf]


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