Hello there! I have just submitted my thesis for a PhD degree in Economics at University of Newcastle upon Tyne - co-supervised by Tim Barmby and Peter Dolton. The main topic is on Personnel Economics - so I'm applying econometric analysis using personnel records of a British bank. My other topic is on the pay of Vice Chancellors / Principals in UK universities. I expect to defend it sometime in Spring 2005. If you would like to take a look at my thesis, click here. If you would like to download the chapters separately, click here, here, here, here, here, then finally, here.
Currently I'm working full time at University of Aberdeen. In the past two year I was hired to work on an ESRC funded project - Competition and Reform: Devolved Government and Public Sector Pay-Setting, run by Bob Elliott, Tony Scott, and David Bell. Staring from September 2004, I'm working on anther ESRC funded project on mobility and unemployment with Harminder Battu and Euan Phimister.
I'd like to think of myself as a personnel economist. If you'd like to take a look at my CV, click here. There are links to the papers I've written inside my CV if my research is of interest to you.
If you want to start using the Labour Force Survey, here is the short introduction I have written.
I have many unhealthy obsessions, some of them old, some of them new. In no particular order, they're:
- Fountain pens, especially Pelikan
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