Ghazala Azmat

Sciences Po, France, and IZA, Germany

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 Adviser 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. Güell and A. Manning).

  • “The impact of gender composition on team performance and decision-making: Evidence from the field.” Management Science 58:1 (2012): 78–93 (with J. Apesteguia and N. Iriberri).

  • “Gender and the labor market: What have we learnt from field and lab experiments.” Labour Economics 30 (2014): 32–40 (with B. Petrongolo).

  • “Gender differences in response to big stakes.” Journal of the European Economic Association 14:6 (2016): 1372–1400 (with C. Calsamiglia and N. Iriberri).

  • “Gender gaps in performance: Evidence from young lawyers.” Journal of Political Economy 125:5 (2017): 1306–1355 (with R. Ferrer).