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 Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14156
Richard McManus, Karen A. Mumford, Cristina Sechel
pubished in: Bulletin of Economic Research, 2022, 74 (2), 386 - 404
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: Low Pay Commission Report Series
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