Ghazala Azmat

Queen Mary University of London, UK

There is still a great deal of work to be done by academics and policymakers on the issue of gender diversity in committees and boards. This project has allowed me to contribute to this recent and important debate

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Associate Professor, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Research interest

Labor economics, personnel economics, public policy

Past positions

Associate Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 2012–2013; Assistant Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2006–2012


PhD, London School of Economics, 2006

Selected publications

  • “Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries.” Journal of Labor Economics 24:1 (2006): 1–38 (with M. Guell and A. Manning).

  • “Competition among contests.” RAND Journal of Economics 40:4 (2009): 743–768 (with M. Möller).

  • “The importance of relative performance feedback information: Evidence from a natural experiment using high school students.” Journal of Public Economics 94:7–8 (2010): 435–452 (with N. Iriberri).

  • “The impact of gender composition on team performance and decision-making: Evidence from the field.” Management Science 58:1 (2012): 73–98 (with J. Apesteguia and N. Iriberri).

  • “Privatization, entry regulation and the decline of labor’s share in GDP: A cross-country analysis of the network industries.” Economica 79 (2012): 470–492 (with A. Manning and J. Van Reenen).