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Alison Booth

Emeritus Professor and ANU Public Policy Fellow

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Biography, Alison L Booth BArch; MSc (Econ), PhD (Econ), London School of Economics Professor of Economics and ANU Public Policy Fellow

Alison Booth is Professor of Economics at the Australian National University, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London and of the IZA Bonn, and an ANU Public Policy Fellow. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and in 2012 became Research Fellow of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nürnberg. She obtained her PhD from the London School of Economics in 1984

Booth was President of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) from 2006-2008, and was made an Honorary Lifetime Member from September 2008. She was head of the ANU’s Economics Program RSSS for the period 2008-2009, Booth has served on the Council of the European Society of Population Economics and was Editor-in-chief of Labour Economics from 1999-2004. She appears in the 2003 Who’s Who in Economics and served as Panel Member for the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2001, Economics and Econometrics, 1999-2001. She also served on the Executive Committees of the European Association of Labour Economists (1996-2002) and the Royal Economic Society 1998-2002 and as an elected member (1997-2002) of the Council of the Royal Economic Society.

Booth has worked on a number of labour market and behavioural economics topics. Her book, The Economics of the Trade Union, Cambridge University Press (reprinted 2002) was one of Princeton University Economics Book of the Year in 1996. She has received numerous research grants, including from the Australian Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Economic and Social Research Council. Currently she is an Asscoiate Editor of the Palgrave Dictionary, and is on the editorial boards of the Economic Record, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Labour Economics.

For publications since 2002, please see website:

Alison Booth is also a novelist, and her books can be viewed at her fiction website:

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