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Professor Alison Booth

B.Arch, MTCP, MSc (Econ), PhD (LSE)

Elected: 2005

Discipline: Economics

Specialisation: labour economics; education; trade unions; gender; academic labour markets;


Alison Booth is Professor of Economics in the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, and is a Research Fellow of the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and of the IZA Bonn (from 1996). Booth is President of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) and an elected member of the Council of the European Society of Population Economics. Booth was Editor-in-Chief of “Labour Economics” from 1999 to 2004, and was the 1999 Editor of “The Economic Journal Conference Volume”, and the 1998 Co-editor of “The Economic Journal Conference Volume”. She served as Panel Member for the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2001, Economics and Econometrics, 1999-2001. She also served on the Executive Committees of the European Association of Labour Economists (1996-2002) and the Royal Economic Society (1998-2002) and as an elected member (1997-2002) of the Council of the Royal Economic Society. She is on the Board of Editors of “The Economic Record”.

Booth has worked on a number of labour market topics, including trade unions, gender issues in pay determination, temporary work and part-time employment, work-related training, employment protection, and academic labour markets. Her book “The Economics of the Trade Union”, Cambridge University Press (reprinted 2002) was one of Princeton University Economics Book of the Year in 1996. She is a contributor to the economics section of the “International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioural Sciences” (2001) Oxford: Elsevier Science Limited. She has received research grants from the Australian Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Economic and Social Research Council.


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