Gabriel Burdin


I joined the University of Leeds as an Associate Professor in Economics in May 2017. I got my B.A. in Economics from Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay) in 2007 and completed my PhD in Economics in 2013 at the University of Siena (Italy). My work has been published in leading international refereed journals such as The Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics and Industrial and Labor Relations Review. I am coeditor of Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics and member of the editorial board of Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership (JPEO). I am also Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).


Research interests

My research lies at the intersection between labour economics and organisational economics. I have a strong interest in the economics of employee representation, employee-owned firms, and cooperatives. I am also interested in behavioural economics and its applications to labour markets and organisations. I am also interested in the economics of inequality. During the last years, I have conducted applied microeconomic research on worker cooperatives and workplace democracy. Funded by a Marie Curie European Research Fellowship, I also studied how shop-floor employee representation affects microeconomic responses (e.g. working time flexibility) of European firms, particularly during the Great Recession.


  • PhD in Economics, University of Siena.
  • B.A. in Economics, Universidad de la Rep├║blica.

Professional memberships

  • Royal Economic Society
  • Society of Institutional and Organizational Economics
  • International Association for the Economics of Participation

Student education

I am teaching Behavioural Economics (Module Leader) at both Undergraduate (LUBS3375) and Master’s level (LUBS5144M).  I have also taught Labour Economics and Business Economics (Theory of the Firm).

I also supervise UG, MSc, and PhD dissertations.

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the research areas described above.