Dr Eva Pocher
Dr Eva Pocher

Dr Eva Pocher

Lecturer in Economics (Scholarship)

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Old Aberdeen Campus
Dunbar Street
AB24 3QY

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Biography

Shortly after the completion of my Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Aberdeen in 2011, I joined the Employment Research Institute (ERI) at the Edinburgh Napier University as Research Assistant and subsequently worked as a Research Associate in the EU & Welsh Government project “Women Adding Value to the Economy” (WAVE) at the Cardiff University. From 2016 to 2021, I was employed as Lecturer in Economics at the University of Glasgow, teaching and coordinating courses at both undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level. I also led the development of new courses and programmes, and acting as Undergraduate Convenor for year 1, 2 and 3 in Economics and as Undergraduate Assessment officer in Economics. In 2022, I joined the University of Aberdeen Business School as Lecturer in Economics teaching Macroeconomic Courses such as Labour Market Economics and Global Economy. Furthermore, I am the convenor for International student exchange.

My research interest is based in Labour Economics, International labour migration and Gender Pay Gaps.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Economics 
    2011 - University of Aberdeen, UK 
  • M.Sc. International Economics 
    2007 - University of Glasgow, UK 
  • M.A. Hons (German Diploma) International Economics 
    2006 - Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel & University of Passau, Germany 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Member of The Centre of European Labour Market Research (CELMR)

The Centre for European Labour Market Research

External Memberships

Editorial conference committee member at the International Academic Institute (IAI) - IA-Institute

Research

Research Overview

Research Interests

  • International labour migration
  • Labour market
  • Gender pay gap
  • Minimum wages
  • International trade 

 

Research Fields

  • Labour immigration: Regional Immigration, Skill Complementarities, Wages and Employment

      JEL code: J31, F22, J61, E24, R23

  • Gender Pay Gap: Gender pay gap, part-time work, occupational segregation, wage distribution, unconditional quantile regression

      JEL code: J16, J31, J41, C31, I24

Research Areas

Economics

Supervising

Research Specialisms

  • Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

  • Pocher, E. and Kushwah, L., (ongoing). Enhancing student engagement: Group discussions using students' personal experiences. Working paper in progress, University of Glasgow.
  • Rooney, S. and Pocher, E. (ongoing). The Effects of Trade Liberalization on the Gender Earnings Gap in Canada. Working paper in progress, University of Glasgow.
  • Pocher, E., Cheng, W. and Kushwah, L., (working paper 2021). Teaching interdisciplinary courses at Universities: A new teaching approach to improve the learning outcome of Undergraduate Engineering students in Economics. Case study/working paper, University of Glasgow.

Past Research

  • Pocher, E. and Döring, H., 2019. Does immigration lead to a reduction of wages and employment of British natives? Regional labour market outcomes of migration in the UK. Working Paper (collaboration with Cardiff University Business School)
  • Pocher, E., Cheung, S.Y. and Parken, A., 2018. Are low-waged women worse off in highly segregated and high part-time density occupation? New Evidence on the Gender Pay Gap. Working Paper (Unpublished). Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow
  • Parken, A., Pocher, E., & Davies, R., 2014. Working patterns in Wales: Gender occupations and pay. In Research report for Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE), ESF funded through the Welsh Government. Cardiff, UK: Cardiff University.
  • Parken, A., Sloan, L., & Pocher, E., 2014. Employer case study B: Phase 1 results. Research report for the Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) programme, ESF funded through the Welsh Government. Cardiff, UK: Cardiff University.
  • Parken, A., Pocher, E., & Sloan, L., 2013. Employer case study A: Phase 1 results. Research report for the Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) programme. Cardiff, UK: Cardiff University.
  • McQuaid, R. and Pocher, E., 2013. Strengthening the contribution of non-executive directors and trustees to Scottish boards in the private, public and Third sectors. Report of the Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh.
  • Raeside, R.,Chen, T., Canduela, J. and Pocher, E.,  The position of migrants in the UK labour market and its relation to well-being. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 3-5 July 2012, Edinburgh.
  • Raeside, R. and Pocher, E., 2012. Scottish Female Graduates in Science and Engineering: Their Employment Experiences in Comparison to their Counterparts in the United Kingdom. Project Report for the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology, Employment Research Institute (ERI), Edinburgh Napier University Business School, Edinburgh.
  • Pocher, E., 2011.Does immigration lead to a reduction of native wages and employment? A review of the regional labour market outcomes of migration in Germany and the UK (Doctoral dissertation, University of Aberdeen).
  • Pocher, E., 2011 Does immigration lead to a reduction of wages and employment of British natives? Regional labour market outcomes of migration in the UK. In: 51st European Congress of the Regional Science Association (ERSA 2011), peer-reviewed. (Unpublished)

Supervision

My current supervision areas are: Economics.

Past PhD supervision at the University of Glasgow in areas such as gender pay gap and housing market volatilities

Teaching