Thomas Le Barbanchon is an associate professor in the department of economics at Bocconi University.

His research interests are job search and matching, labor flows, discrimination, labor contracts, and unemployment insurance. Some of his recent publications look at two-tier labor markets in France and Spain in the great recession, at the evaluation of labor market policy in equilibrium, at the unintended effects of anonymous resumes, at the effects of unemployment insurance on unemployment duration, job search (reservation wages) and match quality and at the effectiveness of hiring credits.

Thomas joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2017.