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Professor Jo Swaffield
Professor, Head of Department

Profile

Biography

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

Departmental role

  • Head of Department (from September 2015)

University roles

  • University Council
  • Pensions Advisory Group (PAG)
  • Professional Services Delivery (PSD) change Board
  • University Court
  • Honorary Associations Committee
  • Employability Strategy Group
  • TRAC Oversight Committee

External roles

  • Royal Economic Society’s Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE), Chair  (Jan 2019 - Dec 2021)
  • Royal Economic Society’s Women's Committee, Member (until 2022)
  • Home Office Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), Member (2018-2021 & 2021-24)
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), Trustee (2021 - 2024)
  • Panel Member, Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Sub-panel 16: Economics and  Econometrics

Research

Overview

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). 

Supervision

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

Teaching

Undergraduate

Second Year

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

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

Tel: 01904 323679

jo.swaffield@york.ac.uk

Office & feedback hours for York Students only during Autumn term 2021: 

For appointmentssign up here

WEEKS 1-2

Mon 27 Sept & Mon 4 Oct  10:00–11:00

WEEK 3

Mon 11 Oct   10:30-11:30

WEEKS 4-9

Mon 18 Oct - Mon 22 Nov  10:00-11:00

WEEK 10

Tues 30 Nov   10:00-11:00

 

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 jo.swaffield@york.ac.uk)