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Occasional Research Assistant - Labour Markets
Email: j.r.blundell@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.03 L  

Expertise: Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics, Public Economics, Technological change


I am an Economics PhD student at Stanford University. My research covers a variety of topics in labour and public economics including intergenerational mobility, income volatility and the impact of technology on labour markets.

Current Areas of Research:

The way in which the valuations of different skills in the labour market are affected by technological change

The production technology with which different skills and parental investments interact throughout childhood to determine cognitive ability and health status

Explaining the growth and excellence of cities in recent decades by investigating sorting patterns


  • MPhil Economics, Balliol College, Oxford, Distinction
  • BSc (Hons) Economics, University College London, First Class Honours

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
The Changing Geography of Intergenerational Mobility Brian Bell, Jack Blundell and Stephen Machin
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1591:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: J62; R23; R31; I24