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Barbara Petrongolo

Professor Barbara Petrongolo

Location: GC523
Phone: +44 20 7882 8421

Office hours: Monday 11:30-12:30

Research keywords: 

Labour Economics and Public Economics

Barbara Petrongolo is a Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University of London. She is also a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE), and a research fellow of CEPR and IZA.

Barbara’s main area of interest is applied labour economics. The focus of some of her recent contributions is the impact of job search frictions on labor market performance, with applications to unemployment dynamics, welfare policy and interdependencies across local labour markets. She has also carried out research on the causes and characteristics of gender inequalities in wages and employment rates, both in a historical perspective and across countries, with emphasis on the role of employment selection mechanisms, structural transformation, and interactions within the household.


“Worktime regulations and family labor supply" (joint with Dominique Goux and Eric Maurin). American Economic Review 104: 252-276, 2014.

"Job and wage mobility with minimum wages and imperfect compliance" (joint with Zvi Eckstein and Suqin Ge). Journal of Applied Econometrics 26: 580-612, 2011.

"The long-term effects of job search requirements: 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" (joint with Claudia Olivetti). Journal of Labor Economics 26: 621-654, 2008.

"A test between stock-flow matching and the random matching function approach" (joint with Melvyn Coles). International Economic Review 49: 1113-1141, 2008.

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