Barbara Petrongolo is Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University, Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (London School of Economics), and Director of the Labour Economics Programme of CEPR. She has previously help positions at the London School of Economics, the Paris School of Economics and the University of Carlos III (Madrid). Her main area of interest is applied labour economics. The focus of some of her recent work is the performance of labour markets with job search frictions, 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, in a historical perspective and across countries, with emphasis on the role of employment selection mechanisms, structural transformation, and interactions within the household.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2002.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 3856
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2009, 93 (11-12), 1234-1253
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3315
published in: American Economic Review, 2008, 98 (2), 256-262
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2419
published in: Economic Journal, 2008, 118 (526), F28-F51
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2076
published as 'Job and wage mobility with minimum wages and imperfect compliance' in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2011, 26 (4), 580-612
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1941
Claudia Olivetti, Barbara Petrongolo
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2008, 26 (4), 621 - 654
IZA Discussion Paper No. 782
published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (2), 153-183
IZA Discussion Paper No. 723
published in: International Economic Review, 2008, 49 (4), 1113-1141
IZA Discussion Paper No. 691
published in: Economic Journal, 2006, 116 (508), 21-44