Vera Brencic

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
(780) 492-4407
7-26 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



See attached CV.


Research interests:

  • Labor Economics (primary): Search and Matching, Personnel Economics
  • Industrial Organization (secondary): Two-Sided Markets


  • Brenčič, Vera. 2007. Employers’ Search Prior to Exhaustion of Advance Notice Period, Economics Letters, 94 (2), 266-270.
  • Brenčič, Vera and John B. Norris. 2010. On-the-Job Tasks and Performance Pay: A Vacancy-Level Analysis, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 63(3), 511-542.
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2009. Employers’ Hiring Practices, Employment Protection, and Costly Search: A Vacancy-Level Analysis, Labour Economics, 16(5), 461-479. Lead article.
  • Brenčič, Vera and John B. Norris. 2009. Employers’ Online Search: An Empirical Analysis, Industrial Relations, 48(4), 684-709. 
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2010. Do Employers Respond to the Costs of Continued Search? Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 72(2), 211-245.
  • Brenčič, Vera and Denise Young. 2009. Time-Saving Innovations, Time Allocation, and Energy Use: Evidence from Canadian Households, Ecological Economics, 68(11), 2859-2867.  
  • Brenčič, Vera and John B. Norris. 2012. Employers’ Online Recruitment and Screening Practices, Economic Inquiry, 50(1), 94-111. 
  • Brenčič, Vera and John B. Norris. 2010. Do Employers Change Job Offers in Their Online Job Ads to Facilitate Search? Economics Letters, 108(1), 46-48. 
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2012. Wage Posting: Evidence from Job Ads, Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(4), 1529-1559. 
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2014. Search Online: Evidence from Information Acquisition on Online Job Boards and Resume Banks, Journal of Economic Psychology, 42, 112-125. 
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2015. Employers’ Efforts to Deter Shirking in Teams, Labour: Review of Labor Relations, 29(1), 55-78.
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2016. The Impact of Craigslist's Entry on Competing Employment Websites, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 5(7), 1-15.
  • Brenčič, Vera and Marko Pahor. 2019. Exporting, Skill Upgrading, and Skill Mismatch: Evidence from Employers’ Hiring Practices, World Economy, 42(6), 1740-1773.
  • Brenčič, Vera, Julie Dubois, and Lucie Morin. 2020. Improvements in Electronic Job Alerts and the Labor Market Experience of Unemployed Workers: Evidence from the Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs Initiative, Canadian Public Policy, 46(2), 214-235.
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2021. Interaction between Technology and Recruiting, IZA World of Labor: 485. DOI: 10.15185/izawol.485.
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2022. Developments in the Market for Employment Websites in the U.S., International Journal of the Economics of Business, 29(1), 33-56. 
  • Brenčič, Vera and Andrew D. McGee. 2023. Demand for Personality Traits, Tasks, and Sorting, forthcoming in Research in Labor Economics.   
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2024. Network Size and Terms of Use: Evidence from Employment Websites, forthcoming in Information Economics and Policy

Working papers & Work in progress:

  • Brenčič, Vera. 2023. Labor Market Concentration of Job Vacancies and New Hires: Implications for Skill Requirements, Wage Offers, and Hiring Outcomes.
  • Brenčič, Vera. 2023. Tariffs Reductions and Labor Market Frictions.
  • Brenčič, Vera and Andrew D. McGee. 2023. Employers’ Demand for Personality Traits.


Teaching interests: 

  • Labor Economics
  • Personnel Economics
  • Econometrics