Rob Valletta is a Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he began working in 1995. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine. In addition, he spent a year (2000-2001) as a consultant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France. He holds an A.B. degree (1982) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D (1987) from Harvard University, both in economics.

Dr. Valletta’s research is in the areas of labor economics and applied econometrics. His core research agenda has focused on topics such as job mobility and job security, unemployment, income inequality and poverty (including cross-national comparisons), and the effects of employer-provided health insurance on labor market outcomes. His published work has appeared in general interest journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, leading U.S. journals in labor economics (e.g., Journal of Labor Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review), and in European journals including Economica and the Review of Income and Wealth.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2007.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 9738
Robert G. Valletta, Leila Bengali, Catherine van der List
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8784
published in: American Economic Review, 2015, 105 (5), 171 - 176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8247
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2014, 3
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7347
revised version published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2015, 50(4), 873-909
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7002
published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 25, 86–97
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6402
published in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2014, 32(4)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5832
published as 'A Search and Matching Approach to Labor Markets: Did the Natural Rate of Unemployment Rise?' in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2012, 26 (3), 3-26
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