Dr Rose Marie Azzopardi

Dr Rose Marie Azzopardi

Dr Rose Marie Azzopardi


Senior Lecturer

Department of Economics
Room 301
Humanities B (FEMA)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2736
Dr Rose Marie Azzopardi is Senior Lecturer in International Economics. She lectures International Economics, European Monetary Union, Economics of Innovation, Creativity and Knowledge, Economics of Social Policy, the Global Economy and Labour Economics. Her main research areas are the labour market, migration, regional integration, small states, economic development, innovation, gender, and EU related issues. She graduated Diploma in Public Administration (Malta), B.A. Economics and Social Studies (Malta) (first class), M.A. Contemporary European Studies (Sussex) UK (with distinction) and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, from the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.

In June 2020, Senate appointed her Coordinator of the newly set-up Platform for Migration.
She has presented papers at global conferences and published in several international journals. She is a national expert on several EU programmes and projects. She has done consultancy work with the Government of Malta, the United Nations, World Bank, European Union Institutions and Commonwealth Secretariat.

Dr Azzopardi was a member on the Advisory Council of ISISA (International Small Islands Studies Association) for a period of six years until 2016. Dr Azzopardi was Advisor on economic development to the Government of Malta, 2015-2017. She is an invited speaker at local and international events. She is a Fellow of Salzburg Seminar, Session 424, on ˜The World Trade Negotiations: The Politics and Economics of Trade™ (Austria). She followed courses at Victoria University (Australia) and Harvard Business School (USA).

She is a member of the Retail Price Index Advisory Board. In December 2017 she was appointed Director on the first Board of the Malta Development Bank. In 2019 she was elected the President of the NGO, Women Directors Malta.

Her current research is on the Future of Skills, sponsored by the HSBC Foundation. She has already conducted similar research for CEDEFOP. She is also a national expert on a global project sponsored by the German Research Foundation. She has conducted research on different aspects of the labour market, including skills, entrepreneurship, female activity rate, the gender pay gap, etc.
  • International Economics
  • The labour market and migration
  • Economics of innovation and knowledge
  • Regional Integration and Small States
  • Gender and Economics
  • Socio-Economic Realities
  • EU and EMU

AZZOPARDI R.M. and LINDAWATI LUBIS R., 2019. Factors affecting women entrepreneurs in Malta and Indonesia. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 12(01), pp. 213-232.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2019. Gender Mainstreaming in Malta. Vilnius: EIGE.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2019. Pay transparency and a cultural shift for real gender pay equality - Malta. Brussels: European Commission.

AZZOPARDI R.M., 2018. It's Raining Passports! The Economics of Citizenship Investment Programmes. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 11(01), pp. 537-49.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2018. Culture Change Needed - Instruments to foster long-term paternal involvement in family work. Brussels: European Commission.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2017. The Changing Face of the Family in Malta. In: K. JUSZCZYK-FRELKIEWICZ and G. LIBOR, eds, Contemporary Family - Comparative Perspective. Kotaowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Slaskiego, pp. 70-82.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2017. The Gender Pay Gap in Malta. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 10(O2), pp. 669-685.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2016. University Students: the Divide between Assessment Methods and Learning Aspirations. Journal of Teaching and Education, 05(01),.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2015. Poverty in Malta. In: G. LIBOR and D. NOWALSKA-KAPUSCIK, eds, Poor Europe. pp. 145-163.

AZZOPARDI R.M., B.F., 2014. Understanding Female Inactivity in Malta: An Empirical Study with Homemakers. Sage Open, .

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2014. Encouraging Female Entrepreneurship. Brussels: European Commission.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2013. Lipari and the Impact of the European Social Fund. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 06(04), pp. 491-510.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2013. Small States and the Female Labour Market: Focus on Malta. Small States Digest, (1), pp. 4-13.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2013. All Hands on Deck! How Europeanised is the Maltese Labour Market? South European Society and Politics, .

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2013. Small States and the Non-traditional Effects of Economic Integration. In: E. CARAYANNIS and G. KORRES, eds, European Socio-Economic Integration: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned. New York: Springer, .

BEZZINA, F., AZZOPARDI, R.M. and VELLA, G., 2013. Understanding and Assessing the Work Motivations of Employed Women: Insights Into Increasing Female Participation Rates in the Maltese Labor Market. SAGE Open, Sociology of Work, 3.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2012. Recent International and Domestic Migration in the Maltese Archipelago: An Economic Review. Island Studies Journal, 7(1), pp. 49-68.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2011. The International Recession and Malta. UFB Review, Finance and Banking, International Monetary and Financial System, AN1(1), pp. 87-96.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2011. Social Policies in Malta 1 edn. London: Commonwealth and UNRISD.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2009. Malta's Open Economy: Weathering the Recessional Storm? South European Society and Politics, 14(1), pp. 103-120.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2006. The Economics of the Single Currency. In: J. ARTEAGA ORTIZ, ed, The First Seven Years of the Euro: Impact on Firms and Consequences for the World Business. Spain: Compestala Group of Universities., .

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2006. EMU and the Ten New Member States: A Comparative Analysis. In: J. ARTEAGA ORTIZ, ed, The First Seven Years of the Euro: Impact on Firms and Consequences for the World Busines. Spain: Compestala Group of Universities, .

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2006. Enlargement and Small States in the European Union. In: T.B. BODENSTEIN M., ed, After Eastward Enlargement: Political Economy Perspectives on a New Europe. Germany: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, .

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2004. Small Islands and Economic Viability, ISLANDS OF THE WORLD VIII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, KINMEN ISLAND, TAIWAN, ed. In: , 1-7 November 2004, pp. 805.

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2003. Worker Participation and Worker Involvement In: G. BALDACCHINO, M. GRIXTI and A. CARUANA, eds, Managing People in Malta. Malta: .

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2002.  Small Economies in a Globalized Environment Riscul in Economia Contemporanea. Romania: .

AZZOPARDI, R.M., 2000. EU Accession Criteria -The Macroeconomic Dimension: A Case Study of Malta.". Bank of Valletta Review, .

  • ECN1011 - Introductory Micro-Economics
  • ECN2216 - Economics of Social Policy
  • ECN3200 - International Economics
  • ECN3240 - Economics of Innovation, Creativity and Knowledge
  • ECN4199 - Labour Economics
A national expert on several EU projects on gender and the labour market, gender equality, parental involvement in work-life balance and skills gap analysis.

A national expert on a global project on the impact of migration, trade agreements and
international institutions on social policies, commissioned by the German Research Foundation.

Collaborating with various academics on research regarding female entrepreneurs and on work-
life balance policies.