Yona Rubinstein received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1999 and is currently Reader in Managerial Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics. He was previously Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Brown University, and Senior Lecturer at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University.
His research discusses issues in the general areas of labor economics and the economics of social problems. His recent work examines topics including the effect of increasing earnings within genders on the aggregate female labor supply and on the change in the selection of women into employment and its implication on the observed narrowing gender gaps in pay over the past decades, the economics of education, the effect of family background on skill formation and earnings inequality, the impact of skill certification programs, and the differences in labor market outcomes between ethnic/race groups. Currently he also studies issues such as the economics of terror and the effect of firm unobserved heterogeneity on the evaluation of the foundations of international trade.
He was an IZA Research Fellow from January 2006 until December 2015.