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Staff Biography

[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.


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.


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


  • 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:

See also Publications on LSE Research Online book
  • “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.

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