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Professor Yona Rubinstein

Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy

Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Group


Professor Rubinstein joined the Department in August 2011, having previously held positions at Brown University, the Eitan Berglas School of Economics and the University of Chicago.

Professor Rubinstein works at the frontiers of multiple fields in Economics, including labour economics and international trade and entrepreneurship, and he has regularly published in leading Economics journals including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economics Studies

Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Earnings inequalities and labour market discrimination.
  • The formation of trade partners and trade volumes.
  • The economics of fear and peoples' response to terrorism


Levine Ross and Yona Rubinstein. “Smart and Illicit: Who Becomes an Entrepreneur and Do They Earn More?” Quarterly Journal of Economics (2016) Forthcoming.

Rubinstein Yona and Dror Brenner. “Pride and Prejudice- Using Ethnic-Sounding Names and Inter-Ethnic Marriages to Identify Labour Market Discrimination.” Review of Economic Studies (2014) 81, 389-425.

Mulligan Casey B. and Yona Rubinstein. “Selection, Investment, and Women’s Relative Wages Over Time.” Quarterly Journal of Economics  (2008) 123 (3): 1061-1110.

Helpman Elhanan, Marc Meltiz and Yona Rubinstein. “Estimating Trade Flows- Trading Partners and Trading Volumes.” Quarterly Journal of Economics (2008) 123 (2): 441-487.