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Barbara Petrongolo's Mug ShotProfessor of Economics, Queen Mary University London, UK
Research Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, UK

Main Topics: Labor economics, gender economics, public policy, applied econometrics, search theory

Professional Profile: Barbara Petrongolo is Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics.
Her main area of interest is applied labour economics.
The focus of some of her recent contributions is the performance of labour markets with job search frictions, with applications to unemployment dynamics, welfare policy and interdependencies across local labour markets.
She is also carrying out research on the causes and characteristics of gender earnings inequality across countries, with emphasis on the role of employment selection mechanisms and structural transformation.



Journal Publications:
  • Job and wage mobility with minimum wages and imperfect compliance. (with Zvi Eckstein and Suqin Ge). Journal of Applied Econometrics 26: 580-612, 2011
  • What are the long-term effects of UI? 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
  • 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. E in El Pais
  • 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.