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[Photo: Ghazala AZMAT] Dr Ghazala AZMAT
Associate - Growth
Email: G.Y.Azmat@lse.ac.uk

Sciences Po
Tel: +33 1 45 49 76 39
Email: ghazala.azmat@sciencespo.fr

Expertise: Labour Economics, Contracts and Organizations, Public Policy.

Biography:

Ghazala Azmat’s main interests are in applied and empirical microeconomics. Her research focuses on issues relating to competition, incentives and organisational structure, as well as on topics in labour and public economics. She is currently working on a number of projects that analyse the fundamentals behind incentive schemes used by organisations to influence the performance and the participation of agents.

Education:

  • PhD Economics, London School of Economics, 2006
  • MSc Economics, University College London, 2002
  • BSc Economics, London School of Economics,2000

Awards:

  • Ramon y Cajal Fellow, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, 2011
  • Fundacion Ramón Areces, Prize for Economic Research (Joint with Nagore Iriberri), 2009-11
  • Juan de la Cierva Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, 2008-2010

Selected Publications:

  • “Gender Gaps in Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries”, (Joint with M. Güell and A. Manning), The Journal of Labor Economics, 2006, vol. 24(1), pp1-37

  • “Competition amongst Contests” (Joint with M. Möller), RAND Journal of Economics, 2009, vol. 40 (4), pp. 743-768.

  • “The Importance of Relative Performance Feedback Information: Evidence from a Natural Experiment using High School Students”, (Joint with N. Iriberri), The Journal of Public Economics, 2010, vol. 94 (7-8), pp. 435-452.

CEP Publications

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CEP Election Analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Differences in Response to Big Stakes Ghazala Azmat, Caterina Calsamiglia and Nagore Iriberri
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1314:
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JEL Classification: D03; J16; I21; C30


Tags: stakes; gender gaps; performance

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CEP Occasional Paper
Gender and the Labor Market: What Have We Learned from Field and Lab Experiments? Ghazala Azmat and Barbara Petrongolo
March 2014
Paper No' CEPOP40:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; C91; C92; C93


Tags: gender; field experiments; lab experiments; discrimination; gender preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps in Performance: Evidence from Young Lawyers Ghazala Azmat and Rosa Ferrer
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1136:
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JEL Classification: M52; J16; K40; J44


Tags: performance measures; gender gaps; high-skilled professionals

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Provision of Relative Performance Feedback Information: An Experimental Analysis of Performance and Happiness Ghazala Azmat and Nagore Iriberri
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1116:
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JEL Classification: C91; M52; D03


Tags: relative performance; feedback; piece-rate; flat-rate; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Privatization, Entry Regulation and the Decline of Labor's Share of GDP: A Cross-Country Analysis of the Network Industries Ghazala Azmat, Alan Manning and John Van Reenen June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0806:
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JEL Classification: E25; E22; E24; L32; L33; J30


Tags: profit share; wages; privatization; entry regulation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Incidence of an Earned Income Tax Credit: Evaluating the Impact on Wages in the UK Ghazala Azmat
May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0724:
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JEL Classification: J30; H22; I38; D58


Tags: wages; incidence; tax credits

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps in Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries Ghazala Azmat, Maia Güell and Alan Manning
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0607:
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JEL Classification: J16; J64


Tags: gender gap; unemployment rates