Ghazala Azmat

Sciences Po, France

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Gender economics: labor market, Gender economics: education, Rank incentives, Relative performance feedback, In-work benefits, Tax credits


United Kingdom, France


English - Native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television



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Current position

Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, France

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Specialist Advisor to the British House of Commons, "Women and Equalities Committee," for their inquiry on the Gender Pay Gap.

Past positions

Associate Professor, Queen Mary University of London, UK, 2012–2018; Associate Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 2012–2013; Assistant Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2006–2012


PhD, London School of Economics, 2006

Selected publications

  • “Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries.” Journal of Labor Economics 24:1 (2006): 1–38 (with M. Guell and A. Manning).

  • “Competition among contests.” RAND Journal of Economics 40:4 (2009): 743–768 (with M. Möller).

  • “The importance of relative performance feedback information: Evidence from a natural experiment using high school students.” Journal of Public Economics 94:7–8 (2010): 435–452 (with N. Iriberri).

  • “The impact of gender composition on team performance and decision-making: Evidence from the field.” Management Science 58:1 (2012): 73–98 (with J. Apesteguia and N. Iriberri).

  • “Privatization, entry regulation and the decline of labor’s share in GDP: A cross-country analysis of the network industries.” Economica 79 (2012): 470–492 (with A. Manning and J. Van Reenen).