Areas of interestLabour Economics, the economics of gender, economic inequality with a particular focus on gender and the labour market; poverty and social mobility.
I am interested in supervising research in the areas above, but particularly in gender inequality in the labour market. I am also interested in the applications of the capabilities approach as applied to inequality, particularly its operationalisation and measurement frameworks and issues of autonomy, particularly related to gender inequality.
I am currently supervising the following PhD students:
- Anisa Butt, on decomposition of income inequality in the UK by gender and ethnicity
- Lillian Mookodi, on social mobility and poverty transmission in Botswana
Before joining the University in November 2012, I have been a Government Economist in various Departments including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Cabinet Office and the Government Equalities Office (GEO). I have been Lead Analyst for the independent Equalities Review, which produced the report "Fairness and Freedom" and launched a new Equality Measurement Framework based on the capabilities approach.
I have also been Acting Chief Economist in GEO from its establishment until 2008 and have led the Secretariat to the National Equality Panel from 2008 to 2010, which produced the influential "An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK". I have been the UK representative on the Expert Group of the European Institute for Gender Equality and on various Institute's working groups, on the UKRI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory panel and I am now the Royal Economic Society Conference Secretary.
- Laurea Quadriennale (MSc equivalent), Universita Bocconi, Italy
- MSC, London School of Economics, UK
- Razzu, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-2640-8314 and Wambile, A. (2022) Four decades of intergenerational educational mobility in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Development Studies , 58 (5). pp. 931-950. ISSN: 1743-9140 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2021.2008366
- Razzu, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-2640-8314 , Singleton, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-8247-8830 , Mitchell, M. (2020) On why the gender employment gap in Britain has stalled since the early 1990s. Industrial Relations Journal , 51 (6). pp. 476-501. ISSN: 0019-8692 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12309
- Razzu, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-2640-8314 (2020) Covid-19 pandemic and gender inequality in the labour market in the UK. In: Billio, M. and Varotto, S. , (eds.) A New World Post COVID-19 Lessons for Business, the Finance Industry and Policy Makers. Ca Foscari University Press, Venice, Italy ISBN: 9788869694424 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-442-4/021
- Jewell, S. , Razzu, G. , Singleton, C. (2020) Who works for whom and the UK gender pay gap. British Journal of Industrial Relations , 58 (1). pp. 50-81. ISSN: 0007-1080 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12497
- Razzu, G. and Singleton, C. (2018) Segregation and gender gaps in the United Kingdom's great recession and recovery. Feminist Economics , 24 (4). pp. 31-55. ISSN: 1466-4372 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2018.1451907
- Razzu, G. , eds. (2017) Gender inequality in the Eastern European labour market: twenty-five years since the fall of communism. Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series , 73. Routledge , Abingdon. pp 276. ISBN: 9781138999855
- Razzu, G. and Singleton, C. (2016) Gender and the business cycle: an analysis of labour markets in the US and UK. Journal of Macroeconomics , 47 pp. 131-146. ISSN: 0164-0704 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmacro.2015.12.006
- Razzu, G. and Fernandez, A. (2015) Is Britain fairer? Understanding the wider economic and demographic context. Equality and Human Rights Commission ISBN: 9781842066478
- Razzu, G. and Singleton, C. (2014) The macroeconomic context: gender business cycles. In: Razzu, G. , (eds.) Gender inequality in the labour market in the UK. Oxford University Press , Oxford. ISBN: 9780199686483 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686483.003.0002
- Razzu, G. , eds. (2014) Gender inequality in the labour market in the UK. Oxford University Press , Oxford. pp 176. ISBN: 9780199686483