Mind the gap – pay and job rank amongst academic economists

Professor Karen Mumford discusses her latest research on the gender pay gap. My latest research – in a joint paper with Cristina Sechel, published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations – reveals that the pay gap between male and female economists at UK universities has not fallen for 20 years. The number of female …

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How Labour Market Rigidities increase our understanding of Business Cycle Fluctuations

João Madeira discusses his research in this area. Economics undergraduate students worldwide are taught business cycle fluctuations using the IS-LM model, the AD-AS model, and the Phillips curve. The key message from these models is that monetary and fiscal policy can be effective in stimulating aggregate economic output in the short to medium run (before …

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A family affair: how close relatives can push new mums to work longer

Emma Tominey (York), on her research with Cheti Nicoletti (York) and Kjell Salvanes (NHH). How much should new mothers work? It turns out the example set within families and friendship groups has a major role in deciding the hours women will consider after returning from maternity leave. Policy makers should take note. We are all …

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