Department of Economics and the College
Thibaut Lamadon specializes in the economics of labor markets. He uses large administrative datasets with information about workers, firms, and benefits to study, theoretically and empirically, the mechanisms of job creation, how firms find workers, and how wages are set. His most recent working paper studies how differences between firms affect earnings inequality, beyond differences in workers’ abilities. He has examined how the effect of productivity shocks at the firm level contributes to the earning and employment uncertainty faced by workers in the labor market.
His research findings have been published in Games and Economic Behavior.
As an undergraduate, Lamadon studied electrical and computer engineering at Supélec in his native France. He went on to earn a master of science in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and received an MSc and PhD in economics from University College London, where he was honored with an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. During 2014–15, Lamadon was a research fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.