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Alexandra Roulet

Assistant Professor of Economics


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, the Quarterly Journal of Economics or the Journal of Public Economics. She is the co-winner of the 2017 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award.

Alexandra worked as economic advisor to President Macron and Prime Minister Borne from June 2022 to September 2023.

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Economics & Finance

Bridging Prosperity and Need

Alexandra Roulet

A country's overall economic figures don't always speak to the difficulty of life for many people. Even Singapore needs a food bank.


Why Not Enough Women Are Senior Leaders

A. Roulet, A. Lawson

True parity in the workplace is still a distant goal. INSEAD faculty outline why women aren’t advancing and the role gender stereotypes play.


Why We Haven’t Fixed Gender Inequality at Work

Alexandra Roulet

Research by Claudia Goldin, the 2023 Nobel Prize winner in Economics, offers ground-breaking insights about a long-standing problem.

Economics & Finance

What It’s Like to Be a Gig Worker During a Pandemic

M. Stabile, A. Roulet

How precarious workers balance financial uncertainty, health risks and mental well-being in the age of Covid-19.

Economics & Finance

How the Daily Commute Affects the Gender Wage Gap

A. Roulet, T. Le Barbanchon, R. Barthelot

Women’s aversion for commuting motivates them to look for closer and not-so-well paid jobs compared to men.

Economics & Finance

Unemployment Doesn’t Have to Be So Damaging

Alexandra Roulet

Adequate government policies can eliminate the health and death hazards that usually come with business shutdowns.