Labour Economics, Public Economics
Business and Public Policy
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 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. Ongoing work include i) documenting supply-side gender differences in commute and quantifying how much of the gender wage gap it accounts for, ii) analysing the effect of job loss and unemployment on health using Danish administrative data; iii) understanding the well-being, mental health and expectations of gig economy workers, in partnership with Uber, and iv) evaluating, through an RCT with the French Public Employment Service, a new soft skills training program for unemployed.
Her first book Repenser l'Etat (in French), co-authored with Philippe Aghion, was published in 2011. Her last book Améliorer les appariements sur le marché du travail (Presses de Sciences Po, also in French) came out in 2018 and won the AFSE prize catégorie Poche.