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Fabien Postel-Vinay

Fabien Postel-Vinay

Research Director


PhD Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1998
MSc Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1995
BSc, Ecole polytechnique, Paris, 1994

Fabien is an IFS Research Fellow and a Professor of Economics at University College London. His main research fields are applied and theoretical labour economics. He also has interests in labour market policy, macroeconomic dynamics, and applied structural microeconometrics.

Journal articles

Journal article | Annual Review of Economics
Many theories of labor market turnover generate a job ladder. Due to search frictions, workers earn rents from employment.
Journal article | American Economic Review
We begin with a description of some basic patterns found in the data. As in Moscarini and Postel-Vinay (2016) we draw our data from the SIPP 1996-2008 panels, covering 1996-2013 with few gaps. To refine the measurement of EE transitions, we adopt the methodology and results from Fujita, ...

Working papers

IFS Working Paper Ongoing project
If the productive characteristics of workers and firms are truly multi-dimensional, what features of the data do we miss by modeling them as one-dimensional scalars? This is the question we ask in this paper.


Keynote Presentation - Heterogeneous households, firms and financial intermediaries: New theory and evidence
Keynote Presentation - Meeting with Wage Expert Group, European Central Bank