Max Weber Fellow 2019-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-693 (ext: 2693)
Office: VPA 006

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Economics
Mentor: Russell Cooper
Thematic Group: N/A

Cristina Lafuente obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She was also a visiting student at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Her research focuses on the effects of unstable work and dual labour markets on unemployment dynamics. In particular, she looks at the different outcomes of workers who are more exposed to unemployment risk and job search. She is interested in the trade-off between more flexible and resilient labour markets and their costs in terms of worker welfare and inequality. She has also worked on empirical applications of search theory and the economics of large datasets.

Cristina will be exploring the costs and benefits of more dynamic labour markets in the short run (access to housing & saving) and the long run (pensions and intergenerational inequality). Her research also hints at the endogeneity of labour market institutions: reforms will elicit different reactions in countries where unemployment dynamics are very different - Southern and Northern Europe.

Cristina has been a teaching assistant at both the undergraduate level (Topics in Macroeconomics and Introduction to Economics) and graduate level (Macroeconomics and Development Economics). She has also been a teaching assistant in computational courses in Edinburgh and on the LSE summer programme.

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