Melanie Jones

Cardiff University, UK, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, Cardiff University

Research interest

Labor economics, economics of disability


PhD Economics, Swansea University, 2007

Selected publications

  • “Inequality and the economic cycle: Disabled employees’ experience of work during the Great Recession in Britain.” British Journal of Industrial Relations (Forthcoming) (with K. Hoque, V. Wass, and N. Bacon).

  • “Estimating the impact of disability onset on employment.” Social Science and Medicine 255 (2020) (with D. McVicar).

  • “The dynamic effect of disability on work and subjective well-being in Australia.” Oxford Economic Papers 70:3 (2018): 635–657 (with K. Mavromaras, P. Sloane, and Z. Wei).

  • “The dynamics of disability and work in Britain.” The Manchester School 86:3 (2018): 279–307 (with R. Davies and S. Drinkwater).

  • “Disability and perceptions of work and management.” British Journal of Industrial Relations 54:1 (2016): 83–113.