Professor of Economics
Queen Mary University London, UK
Research Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, UK
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.