Roland Rathelot, professor at ENSAE Paris and researcher at CREST, winner of an ERC-Consolidator 2022 grant


Roland Rathelot, professor at ENSAE Paris and at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Économie et STatistique (CREST) and Hi! PARIS joins the list of the already 3 scientific talents of CREST to obtain an ERC grant. His research focuses on the job search process, discrimination by ethnic origin and gender differences in the labor market.

Thanks to his ERC Consolidator grant, 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 countries have both high unemployment rates and unfilled vacancies. Informational frictions are one possible source of this dual problem. On the one hand, job seekers may lack information about how the labor market works or how their skills are assessed. On the other hand, employers may find it difficult to assess the profile of applicants. 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 informam frictions and to propose solutions. Roland Rathelot and his co-authors will combine the use of administrative date sources and randomized experiments in three European countries: Austria, France and Sweden.