Professor KEITH BENDER

SIRE Chair in Economics

Professor KEITH BENDER

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 273411
Email: kabender@abdn.ac.uk
Address: Edward Wright Building S40
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Biography

Professor Bender specialises in labour economics and applied microeconomics.  In addition to working at the Unversity of Aberdeen, he has held previous positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the US Social Security Administration, as well as visiting positions at Louisiana State University, University of Potsdam, Giessen University and the National Institute for Labour Studies at Flinders University in Australia.

Research Interests

Labour Economics, Economics of Ageing, Subjective Well-being, Health Economics

Current Research

My current research projects investigate:

  • Employment contracts and wellbeing
  • Subjective wellbeing of entrepreneurs
  • Educational mismatch and retirement
  • Labour supply elasticities near retirement
  • Union and nonunion forms of worker voice
  • Skills shortages from the firm's point of view

Research Grants

  • 'Performance Pay and Stress: A Pilot Study', Scottish Economic Society

Teaching Responsibilities

For the 2016-17 first teaching session, I will be coordinating EC1006 (Economics of Business and Society) and BU5025 (Quantitative Methods).  I will be on research leave for the spring session.

Admin Responsibilities

Senior Deputy Head of the Business School

Academic Line Manager for Management Studies

REF Impact Co-Lead for the Business School

Internal Seminar Series Coordinator for the Business School

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