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Professor Melanie Jones

Professor Melanie Jones

Professor of Economics

Cardiff Business School

Email
jonesm116@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
029 2087 5079
Campuses
B32a, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
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Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Melanie joined Cardiff Business School in 2015 having previously held positions in the University of Sheffield and Swansea University.

Her research in empirical labour economics involves the quantitative analysis of large scale secondary data.  She has worked on a variety of policy relevant issues in collaboration with a range of external organisations including the Low Pay Commission and the Office of Manpower Economics the but has a particular interest in gender equality and the interaction between health and the labour market.

Her recent research has tried to answer questions such as Is the gender pay gap larger in the public or private sector? What can we learn from the narrow gender pay gap in Northern Ireland? Is there earnings discrimination against disabled individuals?  Do older workers have more accidents and injuries at work?  Do disabled individuals have a different perception of their treatment at work? She is committed to using this evidence to inform policy and practice such as through the collaboration disability@work: www.disabilityatwork.co.uk

This work has been published in high quality international journals such as Oxford Economic Papers, Economics Letters, Cambridge Journal of Economics, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Social Science and Medicine, and Work, Employment and Society.

Melanie is a member of the ESRC funded research centre WISERD and an IZA Research Fellow. She is currently an editor at the British Journal of Industrial Relations, member of ESRC Grant Assessment Panel C and member of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration. She is also the theme lead for Economic Inteligence in the Cardiff University Strategic Partnership with the ONS.

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD in Labour Economics, Swansea University
  • MSc  Business Economics, Swansea University
  • BSc Economics, Swansea University

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Teaching

Teaching commitments

  • BS2547 British Economy

Primary research interests

  • Labour economics
  • The economics of disability
  • Regional economics
  • Health economics

Research projects

Current Research Project: ESRC Funded Research Centre WISERD https://wiserd.ac.uk/

Supervision

I am interested in supervising students in the area of labour economics and have a particular interest in gender equality and health and disability at work.

Current supervision

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John Poole

Research student

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Yundong Luo

Research student

Jiarui Nan

Research student

Suzanna Nesom

Research student