Karen Ann Mumford

Karen Ann Mumford

CBE, Prof

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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Labour economics, applied microeconomics and applied macroeconomics

Personal profile


Karen Mumford is a Professor who specialises in labour economics and quantitative social science. 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 a Member of the NHS Pay Review Body, an elected Member of the RES Council, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and an IZA Research Fellow. She was appointed CBE for services to Economics and Labour Market Diversity in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List.

Research interests

Labour economics, applied microeconomics and applied macroeconomics

External positions

External Examiner, University College London


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