Professor Jo Swaffield
Professor, Head of Department

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

Departmental roles

  • Head of Department

University roles

  • Finance & Policy Committee
  • University Promotion Committee (2018/19)
  • Special Cases Committee: Research Students Appeals, Chair 
  • Social Science Promotion Advisory Panel
  • 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 time:

Week 1-3 Friday 14:30-16:30

Week 4 Tuesday 11:00-13:00

Week 5 Friday 14:30-16:30

Week 6 Thursday 14:30-16:30

Week 7 Thursday 14:00 - 15:30

Week 8 Thursday 14:30-16:30

Week 9 Friday 14:30-16:30

Week 10 Thursday 14:30-16:30

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