Ioana Marinescu
Ioana Marinescu

Associate Professor

University of Pennsylvania

Ioana Marinescu is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She studies the labor market to craft policies that can enhance employment, productivity, and economic security. Marinescu’s research expertise includes wage determination and monopsony power, antitrust law for the labor market, the universal basic income, Unemployment Insurance, the minimum wage, and employment contracts. Her research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, and the Journal of Public Economics. She has testified for policymakers, including before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission. Her research has been cited in many media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal.

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New research shows that differences in state Unemployment Insurance rules cause inequity and inefficiency

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
working paper

Racial Inequality in the U.S. Unemployment Insurance System

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
working paper

Green Energy Jobs in the US: What Are They, and Where Are They?

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
Boosting Wages

Boosting wages when U.S. labor markets are not competitive

CompetitionLaborInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

Moving from Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation to a job losers’ stimulus program amid the coronavirus recession

Tax & MacroeconomicsInequality & MobilityLabor
working paper

Anticompetitive mergers in labor markets


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