Autores: Gayle Allard

Gayle Allard
Gayle Allard
At a time when European unemployment rates are soaring, particularly in countries such as France and Germany, the research of Gayle Allard, a Californian, on the effects of welfare-state policies on employment and unemployment is of particular relevance.

Her most recent areas of focus include how the welfare state affects productivity as well as jobs, and what effect immigration flows have on the labour market. She has developed an indicator for employment-protection legislation that covers all of the OECD countries since 1950, and a new indicator for the generosity of unemployment benefits, called the net reservation wage, for the same countries and period.

"It’s fascinating to see how implementing and even just administering these policies differently gives rise to very different results," she says. "I’m also doing a lot of research and data mining on immigration because, with an aging population and a declining native population, that is becoming a real challenge for Europe."

And as with her research, Prof Allard’s teaching of economic environment and international economics is always done in reference to what is happening in the real world. “I try to touch on everything that’s relevant to business,” she says. “I give real life examples constantly and I’m always bringing up comparative data, different models and different approaches. Operating at the level of the ivory tower just doesn’t seem intuitive and it is natural to me to deal with the real world.”

Academic Background

PhD in Economics, University of California at Davis, USA
MA in International Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, USA
MA in Hispanic Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
BA with honours in Political Science, Willamette University, USA

Academic Experience

Vice Provost for Research, IE University, 2008 to present
Professor of Economic Environment and Country Analysis, Instituto de Empresa, September 2002 to present
Head of Department of Economic Environment, Instituto de Empresa, 2006 – 2008
Economics professor for European MBA ESCP-EAP, European School of Management, 1992 to 2000
Economics professor at Centre for International Studies, Spain, 1992 to 1998
Economics and Spanish history professor for University of Maryland, 1985 to 1994
Economics professor, Economics Department Co-ordinator, Member of Admissions Committee, Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain, 1988 to 1991

Corporate Experience

Economist, JP Morgan, Madrid, Spain, 1996 to 1998
Research Economist, The Economist Intelligence Unit, 1990 to present. 

Presupuestos que no apoyan el crecimiento

Escrito el 2 octubre 2013 por Gayle Allard en Economía española, Política fiscal

The 21st century and the 15-hour week?

Escrito el 30 septiembre 2013 por Gayle Allard en Diccionario de Economía, Miscelánea


Escrito el 5 junio 2013 por Gayle Allard en Video

The card Rajoy can still play: structural reform

Escrito el 22 abril 2013 por Gayle Allard en Economía española

Malas noticias en Alemania para la zona euro

Escrito el 22 enero 2013 por Gayle Allard en Unión Europea

Will tomorrow´s US election make a difference?

Escrito el 5 noviembre 2012 por Gayle Allard en Economía de EEUU

Key economic issues in US elections?

Escrito el 26 septiembre 2012 por Gayle Allard en Economía de EEUU

How big will this recession be?

Escrito el 30 mayo 2012 por Gayle Allard en Economía española

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