Stephen Bazen obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics and is currently Professor of Applied Econometrics at Aix-Marseille University. He previously held positions at the University of Kent, Université de Bordeaux and Université de Savoie, and has held visiting positions at the University of Geneva and University of California, Irvine. He specialises in the application of econometric methods in the fields of labour economics and inequality, and is author of two textbooks on econometrics. He has worked on the impact of minimum wages on employment and inequality in various countries and has acted as a consultant on the issue to various organisations. His recent work has concentrated on measurement issues such the Oaxaca decomposition applied to nonlinear models and gender differences in unemployment. His work has published in journals such as the European Economic Review, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and Social Choice and Welfare.

Stephen joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2016.