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The Australian National University

Professor Alison L Booth

BArch; MSc (Econ), PhD (Econ), London School of Economics
Professor of Economics and ANU Public Policy Fellow
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU College of Business and Economics

Areas of expertise

  • Labour Economics 140211
  • Economics Of Education 140204
  • Performing Arts And Creative Writing 1904

Research interests

Alison Booth's current research is in two broad areas: (i) cultural influences on economic preferences and their impact on economic outcomes; (ii)  the economics of gender. She is also interested in imperfect competition and the labour market.

Booth's downloadable research papers can be viewed at: http://ideas.repec.org/e/pbo47.html

Booth's novels can be viewed at: www.alisonbooth.net

Her fourth novel is forthcoming in 2018.

Biography

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

Booth was President of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) 2006-2008, and became an Honorary Lifetime Member in 2008. She was head of the ANU’s Economics Program RSSS 2008-2009, Booth served on the Council of the European Society of Population Economics and was Editor-in-chief of Labour Economics from 1999-2004. She was a Panel Member for the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2001, Economics and Econometrics, 1999-2001. She 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 works on labour market and behavioural economics topics. Her book, The Economics of the Trade Union, Cambridge University Press (reprinted 2002) was a Princeton University Economics Book of the Year in 1996. She has held many research grants, including from the Australian Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Economic and Social Research Council. Currently she is Associate Editor of the Palgrave Dictionary, and is on editorial boards of the Economic Record, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Labour Economics.

Booth has published in international refereed journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economics Association, the European Economic Review, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation. The publications below are those since she joined the ANU in 2002. Her CV is at: http://www.iza.org/iza/en/webcontent/personnel/vitae/booth_cv.pdf

 

Researcher's projects

2013-2015

 

 

 

2010-2014

 

 

 

 

2008-2010

CI for Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant DP130103580. ‘Optimal taxation when the allocation of time matters’.  $178,886.  With Maria Racionero  and Pierre Pestieau

 

CI for Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant DP1094021. ‘Taxation, family policy and pension reform in an uncertain economy’. $580,000. With P. Apps, R. Breunig, R. Rees and A. van Soest.

 

 

Principal CI for Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant DP0878205 ‘Work-related Training in Australia’. $142,379.

 

2005-2008

CI for Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant DP0556740 ‘Modelling the Labour Market and the Impact of the Tax-benefit System on Employment and GDP’. $319,000. With Profs. P. Apps and R. Rees.

 

2004

British Government Intellectual Diplomacy Award, The British Embassy, Buenos Aries, Argentina.

 

2004-2006

Principal CI for Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant DP0449887 ‘Modelling the Impact of Home and Market Productivities on Employment Status, Part-time and Full-time Wages and Household Formation’. $280,000. With Prof. M. Coles.

 

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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