Dr Andreas Georgiadis

Dr Andreas Georgiadis


Dr Andreas Georgiadis is an Associate Professor at the International Business Department of Leeds University Business School and a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). 

Before joining Leeds he has held academic posts at Brunel University London, the University of Oxford, the LSE, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Bristol and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Minnesota, and the UCLA. 

He has published in journals such as the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Social Science and Medicine, Economica, Lancet Public Health, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

He has been nominated for the best paper award for practice implications in the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference; for the lecturer of the year award and the supervisor of the year award at Brunel University London. He has been awarded a special commendation for Economic Research Impact at Brunel University London. His research has produced top-rated impact case studies included to the REF submission of the University of Oxford (REF 2014) and Brunel University London (REF 2021).

His research has informed decisions of governments and policy-making bodies around the world, such as the UK Low Pay Commission, the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, the USAID, the French Low Pay Commission, the Ministry of Labour in Greece, the Ministry of Education in China, and Ministry of Health in Ethiopia.  

He has presented evidence, researched, consulted, and co-ordinated projects for International Organisations, such as the IMF, World Bank, OECD, ILO, IDB, IFPRI, and the African Development Bank.

His research has been funded by leading funding bodies, such as the ESRC, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and has been featured in the mainstream media, such as The Economist, the BBC, and The Guardian.

He has served as a referee of research grant applications and a member of panels evaluating research grants in the UK and other European countries; and he is an active reviewer for a range of journals in Economics, Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, International Development, and Social Epidemiology and Public Health.


  • Director of the MSc International Business Programme

Research interests

Dr Georgiadis’s research expertise lies in applied labour economics. The overarching theme of Dr Georgiadis’s research is the identification of the drivers of economic performance and inequality, nationally and internationally. His research draws on theories and insights from Economics, Business and Management, International Development, and Global Health and employs modern econometric and statistical tools and state-of-the-art primary and secondary data to identify the causal drivers of inclusive growth within and across borders, with emphasis on globalisation, skills, institutions, and policy. His areas of interest include wage-determination, with emphasis on wage-setting institutions, such as minimum wages, and the link between wages and productivity; human capital, particularly its formation over the life-course in emerging markets contexts; firm performance, with emphasis on its link with HRM practices and strategy; and immigration, assimilation, and diversity management. 


  • PhD Economics, University of Bristol, UK
  • MSc Economics, LSE, UK
  • BA Economics, University of Athens, Greece

Professional memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Academy of Management
  • Academy of International Business

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds