Welcome to my website. I am an associate professor of economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Below you can find information about my research. You can also download my cv here.

Contact details:

Alexandre Janiak
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Instituto de Economía
Santiago, Chile

Working papers/Work in progress

The COVID shock and policy responses in Chile, with A. Aguirre, S. Bauducco and L. Villacorta

Self-employment over the life cycle, with A. Aguirre, S. Bauducco and L. Villacorta

Labor market polarization in Latin America, with M. Jeldres, J. Lafortune and J. Tessada

The grasshopper, the ant and the minimum wage, with J. Rojas Hepburn

Working (and shopping) time regulations

"If you build it, they will come:" Entrepreneurs, mobility and social capital, with S. Auray and D. Fuller

On the cyclicality of liquidity in a consumption-based asset pricing model with search frictions, with A. Aguirre and E. Dusha.

You are nothing without me: domestic violence and divorce, with Jeanne Lafortune and Alejandro Sierra Campodónico

On the welfare cost of bank concentration, with S. Bauducco.

Employment protection and capital-labor ratios, with E. Wasmer.


Covid-19 contagion, economic activity and business reopening protocols, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2021, Vol. 182, pp. 264-284, with Caio Machado and Javier Turén

The macroeconomic consequences of raising the minimum wage: capital accumulation, employment and the wage distribution, European Economic Review, 2018, Vol. 101, pp. 57-76, with S. Bauducco.

Can a non-binding minimum wage reduce wages and employment?, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2017, Vol. 21, Iss. 8, pp. 2158-2169, with S. Bauducco.

Towards a quantitative theory of automatic stabilizers: the role of demographics, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2016, Vol. 78, pp. 35-49, with P. Santos Monteiro.

Unemployment, participation and worker flows over the life cycle, Economic Journal, 2015, Vol. 125, Iss. 589, pp. 1705-1733, with S. Choi and B. Villena-Roldan. Data here. 

Structural unemployment and the costs of firm entry and exit, Labour Economics, 2013, Vol. 23, pp. 1-19.

Inflation and welfare in long-run equilibrium with firm dynamics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2011, Vol. 43, Iss. 5, pp. 795-834, with P. Santos Monteiro.

Local social capital and geographical mobility, Journal of Urban Economics, 2010, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, pp. 191-204, with Q. David and E. Wasmer. 

Mobility in Europe. Why it is low, the bottlenecks, and the policy solutions, with E. Wasmer, European Commission, European Economy Economic Papers 340, September 2008, 157pp.