Alison Booth

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Alison Booth (FASSA) is Professor of Economics at the Australian National University, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London and of the IZA Bonn, and an ANU Public Policy Fellow. She obtained her PhD from the London School of Economics in 1984. Booth was President of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) from 2006-2008, and was Editor-in-chief of Labour Economics from 1999-2004. Her current research interests lie in the fields of labour market and behavioural economics.

She has received numerous research grants, including from the Australian Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Economic and Social Research Council. Currently she is an Associate Editor of the Palgrave Dictionary, and is on the editorial boards of the Economic Record, the ILR Review, and Labour Economics. Booth’s publications can be accessed here.

Booth is also a novelist, published by Random House Australia, and her books can be viewed at: