Roland Rathelot, ENSAE-CREST research professor, awarded with ERC Consolidator Grant!
Roland Rathelot is professor at ENSAE Paris and at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, researcher at the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST, a joint research unit of CNRS, ENSAE Paris - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, École polytechnique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, GENES*) and a Hi! PARIS Chair holder. He joins the list of the already 3 scientific talents** of CREST to obtain an ERC. His research focuses on the job search process, discrimination by ethnicity and gender differences in the labor market.
Thanks to his ERC Consolidator, Roland Rathelot will work on the INASHI project in which he will study the nature of informational frictions that employers encounter during the recruitment process.
Many developed countries experience both high unemployment rates and unfilled job vacancies. Informational frictions are one possible source of this dual problem. On the one hand, job seekers may lack information about how the market works, about how their skills are valued, etc. On the other hand, employers may struggle to assess candidates’ profile.
The INASHI project focuses on this second hypothesis and aims to quantify and qualify the information deficits that employers encounter when they decide to post a job offer, or when they evaluate the applications received.
INASHI also aims to measure the macroeconomic consequences of these informational frictions and to propose solutions. Roland Rathelot and his co-authors will combine the use of administrative data sources and randomized experiments in three European countries: Austria, France and Sweden.
*GENES is the institution that hosts the project
**Francis Kramarz, Pauline Rossi and Felix Tropf