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Professor Andrew Oswald appointed chair of IZA Network Advisory Panel

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Professor Andrew Oswald appointed chair of IZA Network Advisory Panel

Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick has been appointed Chair of a new Network Advisory Panel of the IZA Institute of Labour Economics.

The new IZA Network Advisory PanelLink opens in a new window, chaired by Professor Oswald, will discuss, and make suggestions for, the future direction of the IZA research institute.

IZA Institute of Labour EconomicsLink opens in a new window, based in Bonn, is a research institute and the leading international network in labour economics, with around 2,000 scholars from over 60 countries. The institute also now covers behavioural economics. IZA members are dedicated to high-quality research on labour markets, inequality, and behaviour. To date, IZA has published over 16,750 discussion papers which are free for anybody in the world to download and read. It also publishes policy papers and has a substantial history of influencing economic policy in Germany and many other nations.

Last week the major newspapers in Germany, including Der Spiegel and Frankfurt Algemeine Zeitung, ran stories on the formation of the new Panel and its members.

IZA Network Advisory Panel:

  • Joseph Altonji, Yale University
  • Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics
  • Annabelle Kraus-Pilatus, IZA
  • Andrew Oswald, University of Warwick
  • Aderonke Osikominu, University of Hohenheim
  • Daphne Skandalis, University of Copenhagen

IZA Panel

Professor Oswald has been an active member of IZA since 1999 when he joined it as a Research Fellow and working as Acting Director of Research at IZA between 2011 and 2012. His research lies at the borders of economics, psychology, epidemiology and medicine and he worked on trade unions, labour contracts, the wage curve, entrepreneurship, job satisfaction, and the economics of happiness and mental health. He has also published papers on climate change and gives regular talks on climate emergency and policy action.

Professor Andrew Oswald said about his appointment:

"IZA is thought to be the largest network of research economists in the world. It seems to me an honour to be asked to chair this kind of distinguished Panel (it wouldn't greatly surprise me if it contains one or two future Nobel prize winners). It would be especially nice to think that the appointment might, in some small way, reflect Warwick's reputation in European and world economics.”

Relevant links

Professor Andrew OswaldLink opens in a new window – staff profile with a link to his personal website.