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[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

Biography:

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

CEP Publications

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CentrePiece Article
The ‘investor route’ to UK citizenship David Metcalf
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP430:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


Tags: migration advisory committee; visas; policy

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CentrePiece Article
Immigration and the UK Labour Market David Metcalf
December 2012
Paper No' CEPCP381:
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CentrePiece 17 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: immigration; government policy; eu; migration policy; work skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Has the British National Minimum Wage Had Little or No Impact on Employment? David Metcalf
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0781:
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JEL Classification: J31; J38; J42


Tags: national minimum wage; employment; compliance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Chinese Unions: Nugatory or Transforming? An 'Alice' Analysis Jianwei Li and David Metcalf
December 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0708:
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JEL Classification: J5


Tags: china; trade unions; hainan province; collective contracts; collective disputes; membership

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions and Productivity, Financial Performance and Investment: International Evidence David Metcalf
July 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0539:
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JEL Classification: J5


Tags: unions; productivity; profits; investment

CentrePiece Article
Turning the Tide David Metcalf
June 2001
Paper No' CEPCP113:
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CentrePiece 6 (2) Summer 2001

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CEP Discussion Paper
British Unions: Dissolution or Resurgence Revisited David Metcalf
April 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0493:
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CentrePiece Article
Fighting for Equality David Metcalf
June 2000
Paper No' CEPCP097:
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CentrePiece 5 (2) Summer 2000

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions and the Sword of Justice: Unions and Pay Systems, Pay Inequality, Pay Discrimination and Low Pay A Charlwood, K Hansen and David Metcalf
March 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0452:
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Tags: unions; pay distribution; discrimination

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CEP Discussion Paper
The British National Minimum Wage David Metcalf
March 1999
Paper No' CEPDP0419:
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CentrePiece Article
The Way Out? David Metcalf
February 1999
Paper No' CEPCP066:
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CentrePiece 4 (1) Spring 1999

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CEP Discussion Paper
(Not)Hanging on the Telephone: Payment systems in the New Sweatshops Sue Fernie and David Metcalf
May 1998
Paper No' CEPDP0390:
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CEP Special Report
Low Pay And Minimum Wages: The British Evidence Sue Fernie and David Metcalf
September 1996
Paper No' CEPSP02:
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CentrePiece Article
It's Not What You Pay, It's the Way That You Pay It Sue Fernie and David Metcalf
June 1996
Paper No' CEPCP007:
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CentrePiece 1 (2) Summer 1996

CEP Discussion Paper
It's Not What You Pay Sue Fernie and David Metcalf
May 1996
Paper No' CEPDP0295:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Employment Protection Legislation and Labour Market Outcomes in Spain David Metcalf, S Milner and G Nombela
May 1995
Paper No' CEPDP0244:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Participation Sue Fernie and David Metcalf
March 1995
Paper No' CEPDP0232:
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Minimum Wages on UK Agriculture Richard Dickens, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, David Metcalf, Jonathan Wadsworth and S Woodland
August 1994
Paper No' CEPDP0204:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Spanish Pay Setting Institutions and Performance Outcomes David Metcalf and S Milner
June 1994
Paper No' CEPDP0198:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Industrial Relations and Economic Performance David Metcalf
March 1993
Paper No' CEPDP0129:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Strikes Pay? P Ingram, David Metcalf and Jonathan Wadsworth
August 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0092:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Signals and Cycles Productivity Growth and Changes in Union Status in British Companies Paul Gregg, Stephen Machin and David Metcalf
August 1991
Paper No' CEPDP0049:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Strike Incidence and Duration in British Manufacturing Industry in the 1980s P Ingram and David Metcalf
August 1991
Paper No' CEPDP0048:
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CEP Discussion Paper
A Century of UK Strike Activity: An Alternative Perspective David Metcalf and S Milner
February 1991
Paper No' CEPDP0022:
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