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Staff Biography

[Photo: David METCALF] Professor Sir David METCALF
Associate - Labour Markets
Tel:  020 7955 5902
Email: d.metcalf@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.26 B  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Trade Unions, Pay, including Minimum Wage, Alternative Dispute Resolution


David Metcalf is Professor of Industrial Relations at the London School of Economics and has been a visiting Professor at Princeton University and the Australian National University. He has worked extensively on the economic impact of unions and on pay systems and structures. Outside the LSE he is a member of the Low Pay Commission which sets the national minimum wage, and of the Union Modernisation Fund which allocates £10m of public money. He owns a leg of a national hunt horse and is a Jockey Club Steward at Plumpton and Kempton Park and a member of the Starting Price Regulatory Commission.

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • London School of Economics - Professor of Industrial Relations
  • Low Pay Commission - Commissioner
  • Union Modernisation Fund - Board Member

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