Jo Swaffield is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of York. Jo has studied at the University of Bristol, the University of York and the University of Warwick. Her main areas of research interest are labour economics and applied microeconometrics, focussing on issues such as the gender wage gap and low wages (including the minimum wage and the Living Wage). Jo is currently a Research Fellow at the ADMIN (Administrative data: methods, inference and networks) centre at the Institute of Education, University of London.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2012.