A significant proportion of the department’s staff work in this field, therefore the range of topics we are researching is large. Much of this work is applied, and the group have an extensive knowledge of large-scale data sets, from both the UK and abroad. In addition, the most up-to-date econometric techniques appropriate for large cross-section and panel data sets are widely used.
Much of the work undertaken has direct policy relevance, and so the group have close links with government departments, in particular the Department for Education and Skills, and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Work Pensions and Labour Economics Study Group (WPEG)