Dr Andreas Georgiadis - I am a Reader in Economics at Brunel Business School and a research associate at the Department of International Development of the University of Oxford. I have a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and studied for a PhD in Economics at the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge. I have previously held posts at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Bristol. I have also being a visiting scholar among others in the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota. I have published in journals such as British Journal of Industrial Relations, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, and Lancet Public Health. My research has been presented and informed decisions of governments and policy-making bodies around the world, such as the UK Low Pay Commission, the UK Department of International Development, the Greek Ministry of Labour, and the Greek Ministry of Finance. I have researched, consulted, and co-ordinated projects for International Organisations, such the World Bank, the OECD, the USAID, and the Inter-American Development Bank. My research has been featured in the mainstream media, such as the Economist, the BBC, and the Guardian and has been funded by leading funding bodies, such as the ESRC, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I have served as a referee of reseach grant applications and a member of panels evaluating and awarding reseach grants across European countries and I am an active reviewer for a wide range of journals in Economics, Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, Development Studies, and Social Epidemiology and Public Health.