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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 | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
The spread of COVID‐19, and international measures to contain it, are having a major impact on economic activity in the UK. In this paper, we describe how this impact has varied across industries, using data on share prices of firms listed on the London Stock Exchange, and how well targeted ...
Journal article
Many theories of labor market turnover generate a job ladder. Due to search frictions, workers earn rents from employment.

Working papers

IFS Working Paper W21/29
We develop a measure of labour market opportunities for heterogenous types of worker, exploiting information on their suitability different jobs encoded in historical patterns of worker mobility.
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