Karen Mumford is a Professor who specialises in applied labour economics. She received her PhD from the Australian National University (ANU). Karen’s research topics include: wage bargaining; training; employment dynamics; absenteeism; discrimination and the relative labour market position of women; networking in labour markets; job satisfaction; and implications from using the family as the unit of analysis. Karen has been the Chair of the Royal Economic Society (RES) Women's Committee, Convenor of the UK Work Pensions and Economics Group (WPEG), a Harkness Fellow and a Leverhulme Fellow. She is currently an elected Member of the RES Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She was appointed CBE for services to Economics and Labour Market Diversity in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2004.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 14156
Richard McManus, Karen A. Mumford, Cristina Sechel
forthcoming in: Bulletin of Economic Research
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12500
Karen A. Mumford, Antonia Parera-Nicolau, Yolanda Pena-Boquete
published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2020, 82(3), 577-602.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12397
published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2020, 58 (1), 82-113
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10453
published in the Low Pay Commission Report Series https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/low-pay-commission-research-autumn-2016 see also https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/gender-gap-britain/home
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9059
Francesco Mariotti, Karen A. Mumford, Yolanda Pena-Boquete
published in IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 2017, 6 (1), 1-18. http://rdcu.be/ov9g
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8302
Francesco Mariotti, Karen A. Mumford, Yolanda Pena-Boquete
published in: Australian Economic Review, 2015, 48(1), 43-64
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6673
published in: Manchester School, 2015, 83 (3), 307 -313
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4821
published in: Research In Labor Economics, 2010, 30, 35-60
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4331
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (6), 837-844
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3957
Marie Drolet, Karen A. Mumford
revised version published in British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2012, 50 (3), 529-553
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3158
published as 'The public-private sector gender wage differential in Britain: evidence from matched employee-workplace data ' in: Applied Economics, 2011, 43 (26), 3819 - 3833
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2981
revised version published as "What Determines the Part-Time and Gender Earnings Gaps in Britain: Evidence from the Workplace" in: Oxford Economics Papers, 2009, 61(1), 56-75
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2781
substantially revised version published as: 'Flying High and Laying Low in the Public and Private Sectors: A Comparison of Pay Differentials for Male, Full Time Employees.' Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2012, 15 (3), 235-259
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2276
substantially rewritten - see 'Employee Training and Wage Dispersion: White and Blue Collar Workers in Britain', IZA DP No. 4821
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1921
revised version published in: Economic Record, 2006, 82 (257), 165-176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1908
Antonia Parera-Nicolau, Karen A. Mumford
formative work for "Labour Supply and Childcare", IZA DP No. 12500.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1662
revised version published in: Human Resource Management , 2006, 45 (1), 23-42
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1197
revised version published in: Manchester School, 2005, 73 (3), 321-342
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1109
revised version published as 'The Gender Earnings Gap in Britain: Including the Workplace' in: Manchester School, 2007, 75 (6), 653-672
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1085
revised version published in: Economica, 2004, 71 (282), 275-298