Professor Jo Swaffield
Professor, Head of Department



  • BSc(Bristol)
  • MSc(York)
  • PhD(Warwick)

Departmental roles

  • Head of Department

University roles

  • University Planning Committee
  • University Court
  • Honorary Associations Committee
  • Employability Strategy Group
  • TRAC Steering Group

External roles

  • Royal Economic Society (RES) CHUDE Steering Committee, Chair  (2019-2021)
  • Home Office Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), Member (2018-2021)



Jo is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics & Related Studies, University of York and Head of Department (since September 2015).

Her main areas of research interest are labour economics and applied microeconometrics, focusing on the UK labour market on issues such as the gender wage gap, in-work poverty and low wages (including the minimum wage and the Living Wage). Jo's research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and the Low Pay Commission (LPC). 


I am interested in supervising students in the areas of labour economics and applied microeconometrics.



Second Year

  • Econometrics 2 - core 2nd year u/g Econometrics module


Professor Jo Swaffield
Department of Economics
Room: A/D/210

Tel: 01904 323679

Office & feedback hours during Spring term 2020:

Week 2 Tuesday 3-4:30pm and Wednesday 9-11am

Week 3 Tuesday 11am – 1pm

Week 4 Monday 3-4:30pm

Weeks 5, 6 & 7 Monday 2-4pm

Week 8 Monday 10am - 12pm

Week 9 Monday 2-4pm

Week 10 Monday 10am - 12pm

(Please note that you can make additional times to see me by appointment, please contact me on