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Ghazala Azmat

Ghazala Azmat

Location: CB313
Phone: +44 20 7882 8847

Office hours: Thursdays 9:00-11:00

Research keywords: 

Labour Economics
Industrial Organizations
Public Economics

Ghazala Azmat is a Reader (Associate Professor) of Economics at Queen Mary University of London. She joined Queen Mary in 2011 having previously worked in Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Ghazala is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and a Research Fellow at CESIFO (University of Munich).

Her main research interests are in applied and empirical microeconomics. Her research focuses on issues relating to competition, incentives and organizational structure, as well as on topics in labour, education and public economics. She is currently working on a number of projects that analyse the fundamentals behind incentive schemes used by organizations to influence the performance and the participation of agents.

Ghazala received her PhD from the London School of Economics in 2006.


“Competition amongst Contests” (Joint with M. Möller), RAND Journal of Economics, 2009, vol. 40 (4), pp. 743-768.

“The Importance of Relative Performance Feedback Information: Evidence from a Natural Experiment using High School Students”, (Joint with N. Iriberri), The Journal of Public Economics, 2010, vol. 94 (7-8), pp. 435-452.

“Targeting Fertility and Female Participation through the Income Tax”, (Joint with L. Gonzalez), Labour Economics, 2010, vol. 17 (3), pp. 487–502

“The Impact of Gender Composition on Team Performance and Decision-Making: Evidence from the Field”, (Joint with J. Apesteguia and N. Iriberri), Forthcoming in Management Science.

“Privatization and the decline of labour's share: International evidence from network industries” (Joint with A. Manning and J. Van Reenen ). Forthcoming in Economica.

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