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Professor Jo Swaffield
Professor, Head of Department



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

Departmental roles

  • Head of Department

University roles

  • University Council
  • 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 Summer term 2020:

Wednesday  9am - 10am

Thursday     3.30 - 4.30pm

Please note, due to Covid-19, these will be carried out virtually via Google Meet (or similar).

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