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Alison Booth, ANU

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Alison Booth is Professor of Economics at the Australian National University, and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, and the IZA Bonn. She is an ANU Public Policy Fellow and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Prior to joining the ANU, she was Professor of Economics at the University of Essex.

Booth, an Australian citizen obtained her PhD from the London School of Economics, and was President of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) 2006-2008. She became an Honorary Lifetime Member in 2008 and has recently been made a Founding Fellow. She was Editor-in-chief of Labour Economics from 1999-2004. 

Booth works on labour market and behavioural economics topics. Her book, The Economics of the Trade Union, Cambridge University Press (reprinted 2002) was a Princeton University Economics Book of the Year in 1996. She has held research grants from the Australian Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Economic and Social Research Council, and has published widely in international refereed journals


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