Gauthier Lanot

Umeå University, Sweden

IZA World of Labor is a useful set of references over a part of economics that is very diverse and crucially important to policy

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics at Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Umeå University, Sweden

Research interest

Empirical micro-economics and econometrics, labor and public economics and public finance

Past positions

Professor of Economics, Keele Management School, Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme, UK (Jan 2006–Dec 2012); Professor of Economics, School of Management and Economics, Queen’s University Belfast, UK (Sep 2003–Dec 2005)


PhD, Université Louis Pasteur, France, 1993

Selected publications

  • “The national minimum wage and the substitutability between young and old workers in low paid occupations.” The Manchester School (Forthcoming) (with P. Sousounis).

  • “Mortgage loan characteristics, unobserved heterogeneity and the performance of United Kingdom securitised sub-prime loans.” Real Estate Economics (2015) (with D. Leece).

  • “Who really wants to be a millionaire? Estimates of risk aversion from gameshow data.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 29:6 (2014): 861–879 (with R. Hartley and I. Walker).

  • “Public pension programmes and the retirement of married couples in Denmark.” Journal of Public Economics 91:10 (2007): 1878–1901 (with P. Bingley).

  • “Employer pay policies, public transfers and the retirement decisions of men and women in Denmark.” European Economic Review 48:1 (2004): 181–200 (with P. Bingley).