Prof Maia Guell

Professor of Economics


Maia Güell received her PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics in 2000. Right after graduate school, she was a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and then moved to Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she was first an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor (with tenure). In 2007, she was appointed Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh. She is also a Research Affiliate in the Labour Economics Programme of CEPR, the Center for Economic Performance at the LSE and IZA. Since 2008, she is an Elected Executive Committee Member of the European Association of Labour Economists.

Maia's research interests are in theoretical and empirical labour economics. She has studied extensively the effect of labour market regulations on labour market outcomes, the choice of firms' personnel policies in regulated labour markets, and gender differences in the labour market. More recently she has focused on the study of inheritance using the information contained in surnames.

Outside work, she likes to be by the sea, in the sea and on the sea.

Research summary


Gender differences in the labour market

Study of inheritance using surname information

School Choice

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