Karen A. Mumford
Research Fellow

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Mumford Karen Mumford is a Professor of Economics at the University of York. She received her doctorate in economics from the Australian National University (ANU) in 1991. She has subsequently taught at the ANU, the University of Warwick and the University of York. She has 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's publications have ranged from international journals with a general focus such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, Economica, and the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics; specialist labour economics journals such as the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and the British Journal of Industrial Relations; policy fora (Economic Papers); professional newsletters (the Royal Economic Society Newsletter); government reports; and a book.

Karen has been the Chair of the Royal Economic Society Women's Committee and is currently a member of the Women's Committee in an ex officio role. She was the Convenor of the UK labour economics study group (WPEG) 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.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10453  Tim Butcher
Karen A. Mumford
Peter N. Smith
Workplaces, Low Pay and the Gender Earnings Gap in Britain
9059  Francesco Mariotti
Karen A. Mumford
Yolanda Pena-Boquete
Power-Couples and the Colocation Hypothesis Revisited
(revised version forthcoming in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2017)
8302  Francesco Mariotti
Karen A. Mumford
Yolanda Pena-Boquete
Household Asset Holding Diversification in Australia
(published in: Australian Economic Review, 2015, 48(1), 43-64)
6673  Karen A. Mumford
Peter N. Smith
Peer Salaries and Employee Satisfaction in the Workplace
(published in: Manchester School, 2015, 83 (3), 307 -313 [journal version])
6558  Yekaterina Chzhen
Karen A. Mumford
Catia Nicodemo
The Gender Pay Gap in the Australian Private Sector: Is Selection Relevant across the Wage Distribution?
(published in: Economic Record, 2013, 89 (286), 367–381)
4821  Filipe Almeida-Santos
Yekaterina Chzhen
Karen A. Mumford
Employee Training and Wage Dispersion: White and Blue Collar Workers in Britain
(published in: Research In Labor Economics, 2010, 30, 35-60)
4331  Yekaterina Chzhen
Karen A. Mumford
Gender Gaps across the Earnings Distribution in Britain: Are Women Bossy Enough?
(revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (6), 837-844)
3957  Marie Drolet
Karen A. Mumford
The Gender Pay Gap for Private Sector Employees in Canada and Britain
(revised version published in British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2012, 50 (3), 529-553)
3158  Monojit Chatterji
Karen A. Mumford
Peter N. Smith
The Public-Private Sector Gender Wage Differential: Evidence from Matched Employee-Workplace Data
(published as 'The public-private sector gender wage differential in Britain: evidence from matched employee-workplace data ' in: Applied Economics, 2011, 43 (26), 3819 - 3833)
2981  Karen A. Mumford
Peter N. Smith
Assessing the Importance of Male and Female Part-Time Work for the Gender Earnings Gap in Britain
(revised version published as "What Determines the Part-Time and Gender Earnings Gaps in Britain: Evidence from the Workplace" in: Oxford Economics Papers, 2009, 61(1), 56-75)
2781  Monojit Chatterji
Karen A. Mumford
The Public-Private Sector Wage Differential for Full-Time Male Employees in Britain: A Preliminary Analysis
(substantially revised version published as: 'Flying High and Laying Low in the Public and Private Sectors: A Comparison of Pay Differentials for Male, Full Time Employees.' Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2012, 15 (3), 235-259)
2276  Filipe Almeida-Santos
Karen A. Mumford
Employee Training, Wage Dispersion and Equality in Britain
(substantially rewritten - see 'Employee Training and Wage Dispersion: White and Blue Collar Workers in Britain', IZA DP No. 4821)
1921  Anne Daly
Akira Kawaguchi
Xin Meng
Karen A. Mumford
The Gender Wage Gap in Four Countries
(revised version published in: Economic Record, 2006, 82 (257), 165-176)
1908  Antonia Parera-Nicolau
Karen A. Mumford
Labour Supply and Childcare for British Mothers in Two-Parent Families: A Structural Approach
1662  John W. Budd
Karen A. Mumford
Family-Friendly Work Practices in Britain: Availability and Perceived Accessibility
(revised version published in: Human Resource Management , 2006, 45 (1), 23-42)
1197  Filipe Almeida-Santos
Karen A. Mumford
Employee Training and Wage Compression in Britain
(revised version published in: Manchester School, 2005, 73 (3), 321-342)
1109  Karen A. Mumford
Peter N. Smith
The Gender Earnings Gap in Britain
(revised version published as 'The Gender Earnings Gap in Britain: Including the Workplace' in: Manchester School, 2007, 75 (6), 653-672)
1085  Karen A. Mumford
Peter N. Smith
Job Tenure in Britain: Employee Characteristics Versus Workplace Effects
(revised version published in: Economica, 2004, 71 (282), 275-298)
 

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