Andrew Newell is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex. His current research is into the changes in the global distribution of living standards since 1880. He has also worked on: agricultural labour markets in developing countries; labour markets in the former communist countries and west European unemployment. He has worked as a consultant on labour market issues for the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF among other international agencies.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.