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Karen Mumford is a Professor of Economics at the University of York. She received her doctorate in economics from the Australian National University (ANU) and has subsequently taught at the ANU, the University of Warwick and the University of York. She has also held visiting positions at the ANU, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Princeton. Karen’s research is concerned with labour economics: wage bargaining; industrial disputation; employment dynamics; the relative labour market position of women; and implications from using the family as the unit of analysis.
Karen has been the Chair of the Royal Economic Society Women's Committee, and the Convenor of the UK labour economics study group and is a member of its Steering Committee. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2016 for services to economics and labour market diversity.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2004.