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[Photo: Nikhil DATTA] Mr Nikhil DATTA
Occasional Research Assistant - Trade, Labour Markets
Email: n.datta@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.03 O  

Expertise: Labour Economics

Biography:

I am currently a research assistant at the CEP working on both labour and trade programmes, with Professor Stephen Machin and Dr Swati Dhingra respectively. I am also a MRes/PhD student in Economics at UCL.

Current Areas of Research:

I'm currently working on the labour section of LSE's Growth Commission. My main area of focus is on the share of income earnt by those at the bottom of the earnings distribution and the effects of minimum wages.

I am also involved in assessing the impacts of free trade agreements, and looking into the effects of Brexit and possible policy responses.

Education:

  • BSc/Economics/University of York
  • MSc/Economics/University College London

CEP Publications

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CEP Industrial Strategy Paper
Local Economic Effects of Brexit: Factsheet Nikhil Datta and Swati Dhingra
September 2018
Paper No' CEPIS04:
Full Paper (pdf)

Tags: brexit; local; productivity

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CVER Briefing Note
Investing in People: The Case for Human Capital Tax Credits Rui Costa, Nikhil Datta, Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
March 2018
Paper No' CVERBRF007:
Full Paper (pdf)

Tags: human capital; tax credits; uk economy; industrial strategy

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CEP Industrial Strategy Paper
Investing in People: The Case for Human Capital Tax Credits Rui Costa, Nikhil Datta, Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
March 2018
Paper No' CEPIS01:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

Tags: #cepindustrialstrategy; industrial strategy; capital tax credits