SIRE Chair in Economics
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.
Labour Economics, Economics of Ageing, Subjective Well-being, Health Economics
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
- 'Performance Pay and Stress: A Pilot Study', Scottish Economic Society
For the 2017-18 first teaching session, I will be coordinating EC1006 (Economics of Business and Society) and lecturing in BU5025 (Quantitative Methods).