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Staff Biography

[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


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.


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