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Staff Biography

[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: Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics, Search Theory.


Barbara Petrongolo studied economics at the University of Pisa and at the London School of Economics, where she received her PhD in 1998. From 1997 to 2001 she was a lecturer in the Economics Department at the University of Carlos III, in Madrid, before returning to the LSE in 2001 as a Lecturer in Economics. She is currently a research affiliate of CEPR and a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE). Her main area of interest is applied labor economics, focusing on issues of job search, labor mobility, unemployment compensation, temporary employment, skill mismatch, and gender segregation.


  • BSc in Economics, University of Pisa, 1993.
  • MSc in Economics, London School of Economics, 1994.
  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics, 1998.

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • CEPR, Labour Market Programme - Research Affiliate
  • IZA, Bonn - Research Fellow

Selected Publications:

See also Publications on LSE Research Online book
  • "Re-employment probabilities and returns to matching". Journal of Labor Economics 19, 716-741, 2001.

  • "Looking into the black-box: A survey of the matching function" (with Chris Pissarides). Journal of Economic Literature 39, 390-431, 2001.

  • "Firing costs and stigma: A theoretical analysis and empirical evidence on micro data" (with Patrizia Canziani). European Economic Review 45, 1877-1906, 2001.

CEP Publications: