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Alexandra Roulet is an Assistant Professor of Economics at INSEAD and a CEPR Research Affiliate. She graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and earned her PhD in Economics at Harvard University.

Alexandra’s research focuses on labour and public economics and has been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review or the Journal of Public Economics. She is the co-winner of the 2017 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award. Her ongoing projects include i) exploring the effect of job loss and unemployment on health; ii) investigating, with the French Public Employment Service, how to increase the geographic mobility of job seekers; iii) documenting gender differences in commute and how that relates to the gender wage gap.

Her first book Repenser l'Etat (in French), co-authored with Philippe Aghion, was published in 2011. Her new book « Améliorer les appariements sur le marché du travail » (Presses de Sciences Po) just came out in October 2018. The book tries to explain why there are over 3 millions unemployed in France and yet 300 000 unfilled vacancies each year, and what are potential remedies to this mismatch between labor supply and labor demand.


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