How precarious workers balance financial uncertainty, health risks and mental well-being in the age of Covid-19.
Alexandra Roulet is an Assistant Professor of Economics at INSEAD. She graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, and earned her PhD in Economics at Harvard University.
Alexandra’s research focuses on labour and public 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. In her main ongoing project, she explores the effect of job loss and unemployment on health. In addition she also investigates, with the French Public Employment Service, how to increase the geographic mobility of job seekers.
Her book Repenser l'Etat (in French), co-authored with Philippe Aghion, was published in 2011.
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