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[Photo: Barbara PETRONGOLO] Dr Barbara PETRONGOLO
Associate - Labour Markets
Tel:  020 7955 7799
Email: b.petrongolo@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.36 B  

Queen Mary
Tel: +442078828421
Email: b.petrongolo@qmul.ac.uk

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Expertise: Applied micro: labor markets, job search, gender inequalities, public policy.


Barbara Petrongolo is Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University, Director of the CEPR Labour Economics Programme and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics. She has previously help positions at the London School of Economics, the Paris School of Economics and the University of Carlos III (Madrid). Her main area of interest is applied labour economics. She has worked extensively on the performance of labour markets with job search frictions, with applications to unemployment dynamics, welfare policy and interdependencies across local labour markets. She has also carried out research on the causes and characteristics of gender inequalities in labour market outcomes, in a historical perspective and across countries, with emphasis on the role of employment selection mechanisms, structural transformation, and interactions within the household.


  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics, 1998.

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • Queen Mary University - Professor of Economics
  • Centre for Economic Performance (LSE) - Research Associate
  • CEPR - Director, Labour Economics Programme.

Selected Publications:

See also Publications on LSE Research Online book

CEP Publications: