Etienne Lalé

Research Affiliate

University of Québec at Montréal

Etienne Lalé is an assistant professor in the department of economics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada). He received his PhD in economics at Sciences Po Paris in 2013. His research focuses on macroeconomics and labor economics, with a special interest in understanding cyclical and secular fluctuations in labor markets. His current work analyses: the equilibrium and welfare effects of employment protection; the determinants of worker reallocation across occupations; the cyclical behaviour of hours and employment; long-run changes in labor market dynamics.

Etienne joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2016.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10355

The U.S. labor market experienced a more than 20 percent reduction in the share of workers holding multiple jobs over the past 20 years. While this substantial trend is receiving increasing attention, the literature lacks a comprehensive picture of the gross worker flows that underlie the evolution of multiple jobholding....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10061

This paper provides a unified account of the trends in unemployment and labor force participation pertaining to the employment experience of older male workers during the past half-century. We build an equilibrium life-cycle model with labor-market frictions and an operative labor supply margin, wherein economic turbulence à la Ljungqvist and...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9953

This paper analyses the optimal design of a single open-ended contract (SOEC) and studies the political economy of moving towards such a SOEC in a labour market where employment protection is highly discontinuous. We develop a computationally tractable approach to compare two economic environments: one with a large employment protection...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9847

We document that fluctuations in part-time employment play a major role in movements in hours per worker, especially during cyclical swings in the labor market. Building on this result, we propose a novel representation of the intensive margin based on a stock-flow framework. The evolution of part-time employment is predominantly...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9775
published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2018, 70, 183-215

We use a set of empirical and analytical tools to conduct parallel analyses of involuntary part-time work and unemployment in the U.S. labor market. In the empirical analysis, we document that the similar cyclical behavior of involuntary part-time work and unemployment masks major differences in the underlying dynamics. Unlike unemployment,...