Professor Fiona Carmichael

Professor Fiona Carmichael

Department of Management
Professor of Labour Economics

Fiona joined Birmingham Business School in 2007. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia (1989) and an MPhil in economics from Cambridge University (1985). Her first degree  in Economics, Politics and Quantitative Methods is from The University of East Anglia (1983). Her main theoretical and empirical contributions are concentrated at the intersection between labour economics, the sociology of work and HRM,  in health economics and in sports economics and policy. Current research is focused mainly around employment and policy issues linked to older age, the ageing society and the care economy.

Qualifications

1980-1983: BA(Hons) first class: University of East Anglia; Economics, Quantitative methods and Politics
1984-1985: MPhil: University of Cambridge; Economics
1985-1989: PhD: University of East Anglia; Multinationals in the Labour Market
1999-2001: Postgraduate Certificate in Further, Adult and Higher Education: Manchester Metropolitan University

Teaching

Masters/Doctoral level:

  • Economics and Economic Policy for Business
  • Regression with Categorical Dependent Variables

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Carmichael is interested in supervising doctoral research in the following areas:

Gender, age and work
Informal care and paid employment
Economics of sport

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Drishti, E & Carmichael, F 2022, 'Dead-end jobs or steppingstones? Precarious work in Albania', Personnel Review. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-04-2021-0275

Drishti, E & Carmichael, F 2022, 'Life satisfaction and job insecurity: evidence from Albania', Communist and Post-Communist Studies. https://doi.org/10.1525/cpcs.2022.1694085

Carmichael, F, Darko, C, Kanji, S & Vasilakos, N 2022, 'School closures and educational attainment in Ethiopia: can extra classes help children to catch up?', British Educational Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3787

Carmichael, F, Darko, C, Kanji, S & Vasilakos, N 2022, 'The contribution of girls' longer hours in unpaid work to gender gaps in early adult employment: evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam', Feminist Economics, vol. 2022, pp. 1-38. https://doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2022.2084559

Steinþórsdóttir, F, Carmichael, F & Taylor, S 2021, 'Gendered workload allocation in universities: a feminist analysis of practices and possibilities in a European University', Gender, Work and Organization. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12709

Carmichael, F, Darko, C & Kanji, S 2021, 'Wage effects of educational mismatch and job search in Ghana and Kenya', Education Economics. https://doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2021.1900790

Carmichael, F, Darko, C & Vasilakos, N 2021, 'Well-being and employment of young people in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam Is work enough?', Development Policy Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12565

Darko, C & Carmichael, F 2020, 'Education of biological and fostered children in Ghana: the influence of relationships with the household head and household structure', Journal of International Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.3465

Carmichael, F, Darko, C, Ercolani, M, Ozgen, C & Siebert, S 2020, 'Evidence on intergenerational income transmission using complete Dutch population data', Economics Letters, vol. 189, 108996. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2020.108996

Atkinson, C, Carmichael, F & Duberley, J 2020, 'The menopause taboo at work: examining women’s embodied experiences of menopause in the UK police service', Work, Employment & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017020971573

Carmichael, F & Clarke, H 2020, 'Why work? Disability, family care and employment', Disability & Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2020.1848802

Clarke, H, Carmichael, F & Al-Janabi, H 2019, 'Adverse effects of social security on disabled people and their families in the uk: iatrogenic outcomes of quasi-clinical administration', Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 218-227. https://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.607

Carmichael, F, Duberley, J & AlIsmail, S 2019, 'Female employment in hotels in Saudi Arabia and UAE', Gender in Management, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 554-576. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-11-2017-0151

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Drishti, E & Carmichael, F 2022, An analysis of non-standard forms of employment in Albania and the EU. in W Bartlett & M Uvalic (eds), Towards Economic Inclusion in the Western Balkans. 1 edn, New Perspectives on South-East Europe, Palgrave Macmillan.

Working paper

Darko, C, Carmichael, F, Ercolani, M, Siebert, S & Ozgen, C 2019 'Evidence on intergenerational income transition using complete Dutch population data' IZA – Institute of Labor Economics. <https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3475800 >

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Expertise

Employment and training issues relating to ageing societies, the over 50s and informal carers

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Expertise

Health and Social care

Fiona Carmichael is an expert on employment issues faced by informal caregivers and older workers:

  • Caregiving over life-courses – costs and trade-offs
  • Barriers to employment faced by older workers
  • Career histories and outcomes in later life

Policy experience

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