Louis N. Christofides is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Cyprus, having served as Chair of the Department of Economics (2002-2006) and as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management (2006-20011).

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Essex, UK (BA Honours in Economics, 1968) and graduate studies at the University of Essex, UK (MA in Economics, 1969) and the University of British Columbia, Canada (PhD in Economics, 1973).

He has taught at the University of Guelph, Canada, as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. Between 1987 and 1997, he served as Chair of the Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada, where he is currently University Professor Emeritus.

He has been Hallsworth Fellow at the University of Manchester, and a visitor at the Jagiellonian University and at the Universities of Essex, London, Oxford and Munich. He has served as a referee for numerous journals, for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the US National Science Foundation, and the European Science Foundation and has acted as an external referee for promotions of academic staff and for PhD theses. He has held research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and from several other granting and government agencies. He has been a consultant to several government departments. He is a Research Associate of the Center for Economic Studies and the ifo Institute for Economic Research (Germany), and the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (National Centers of Excellence). He is a member of several professional associations. He became a Research Fellow at IZA in May 2007. From November 2011 to April 2013 he sat on the Governing Board of the Central Bank of Cyprus. He is currently Vice-Chair of the National Economic Council of Cyprus.

His research has spanned the areas of wage and employment determination, the incidence and intensity of wage indexation, contract duration, unemployment insurance, job duration, participation in social assistance programs and labour supply, low-inflation wage adjustment, the measurement of real and nominal wage rigidity, language proficiency and the labour market, and the economics of education.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9046
published online as 'Vietnam Era Fathers: The Intergenerational Transmission of Tertiary Education' in: Review of Income and Wealth, First published: 13 September 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5044
Louis N. Christofides, Alexandros Polycarpou, Konstantinos Vrachimis
published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 21, 86-102
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3805
published as "Participation in Canadian Universitites: The Gender Imbalance (1977-2005)" in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29(3), 400-410
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3551
published as "The Economic Returns to the Knowledge and Use of a Second Official Language: English in Quebec and French in the Rest-of-Canada" in: Canadian Public Policy, 2010, 36(2), 137-158
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2799
published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14(4), 695-715