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Research Profile

Dr Eva Pocher 

Dr Eva Pocher
Position:Research Associate for the Project “WAVE – Women Adding Value to the Economy”
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70327
contact info:

Address:Room 2.06, 59 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT


2011: PhD (University of Aberdeen, UK)

2007: MSc in International Economics (University of Glasgow, UK)

2006: Diploma in International Economics (Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany)

Research Interests

  • International Immigration
  • Labour Market Analysis
  • Gender and Employment
  • Comparative Research
  • Quantitative Research Methodologies
  • Skill Complementarity
  • Demography
  • Welfare systems
  • International Trade (especially tariffs)
  • Raw material price shocks

Research Experience

  • “Does immigration lead to a reduction of wages and employment of British natives? A review of the regional labour market outcomes of migration in the UK”, PhD research.
  •  “The German labour market from 1984 -2009: effects of international labour migration on native employment and wages”, PhD research.
  • “Strengthening the contribution of non-executive members to Scottish boards in the private, third and public sectors”, Employment Research Institute (ERI), Edinburgh Napier University, April-July 2012.
  • “Scottish Female Graduates in Science and Engineering: their employment experiences in comparison to their counterparts in the United Kingdom“, ERI, August 2012.
  • “The Position of Migrants in the UK Labour Market and its Relation to Well Being“, ERI, 2012
  • “The employability of disadvantaged young people in Scotland”, ERI, in progress.
  • “Youth unemployment: A European comparison between youth unemployment rate and ratio, ERI, 2012.
  • “Local worlds in Social Cohesion (LOCALISE)”, EU 7th framework project, ERI. 2012.

Current Research

  • Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE).
  • Analysis of the German and British labour markets before and after the EU East Enlargement: effects of labour immigration on native employment and wages
  • Gender Pay Gaps in Wales – Employer Case Studies
  • Occupational Mapping of Wales
  • The impact of Occupational Segregation on Gender Pay Inequalities

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