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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 in 2017.

Alexandra’s research focuses on labour economics and has been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics or the Journal of Public Economics. She is the co-winner of the 2017 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award.


Working Papers


  • Marco Palladino, Alexandra Roulet and Mark Stabile “Understanding the role of firms in the gender wage gap over time and across worker types”


  • Lily Fang, Jim Goldman and Alexandra Roulet "Private Equity and Pay Gaps Inside The Firm"


  • Alexandra Roulet The Causal Effect of Job Loss on Health: the Danish Miracle?” (Draft available upon request)

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  • Petri Böckerman, Mika Haapanen, Christopher Jepsen and Alexandra Roulet "School tracking and Mental Health", Journal of Human Capital, Summer 2021, vol 15(2), pp. 291–345



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Books (in French)

Améliorer les appariements sur le marché du travail. Presses de Sciences Po, collection « Sécuriser l'emploi », Paris, octobre 2018

AFSE prize 2019, catégorie "poche"

Résumé en français

Repenser l’Etat. Pour une social-démocratie de l’innovation.

La République des idées, Éd. du Seuil, Paris, 2011 (with Philippe Aghion)

For an overview in English of some of the main ideas, see:

Philippe Aghion and Alexandra Roulet. 2014. “Growth and the Smart State.” Annual Review of Economics , 6: 913-926.

Book chapters (in French)

“Évaluation et big data, de nouveaux outils pour l’action publique» and «Une action publique optimisée : vers la fin du politique ?» (with Aude Costa de Beauregard) in L’Etat en mode start-up, Éd. Eyrolles, edited by Yann Algan and Thomas Cazenave, 2016


Email: [email protected]
Campus: Fontainebleau

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