School of Economics and Finance

Renato Faccini


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 5885
Room Number: GC514
Office Hours: Monday 10am-12pm


Research keywords: Macroeconomics, Labour Economics.

Renato Faccini is a Lecturer in economics at Queen Mary University of London.

His research interest is in macroeconomics, but most of his work has focused on search and matching theory applied to business cycle dynamics and labour market institutions. He has written articles on the determinants of unemployment fluctuations and on the long-term effects of temporary contracts. Recently, his research has investigated the role of hiring and investment frictions for inflation dynamics and the magnitude of international fiscal policy spillovers.

Renato joined Queen Mary after working for three years at the Bank of England. He received his PhD from the European University Institute in 2009.



  • Faccini R. (2014) "Reassessing labour market reforms: temporary contracts as a screening device", Economic Journal.
  • Faccini R., Millard S., Zanetti F. (2013) "Wage Rigidities in an Estimated Dynamic, Stochastic, General Equilibrium Model of the UK Labour Market", The Manchester School, Volume 81, Issue S1, Pages: 66–99.
  • Faccini R., Ortigueira S. (2010) "Labor market volatility in the search and matching model: the role of investment-specific technology shocks", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34 (8), pp. 1509-1527.
  • Faccini R., Di Pace F. (2012) "Deep habits and the cyclical behaviour of equilibrium unemployment and vacancies", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 183-200.