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[Photo: Jonathan WADSWORTH] Professor Jonathan WADSWORTH
Senior Research Fellow - Labour Markets, Community
Tel:  020 7955 7063
Email: j.wadsworth@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.26 B  

Royal Holloway
Tel: 01784 443464
Email: j.wadsworth@rhul.ac.uk

Expertise: employment;inequality;labour economics;labour mobility;minimum wage;unemployment;wages;work

Biography:

Professor Wadsworth teaches Quantitative Methods and Econometrics at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Education:

  • PhD Economics, London School of Economics
  • Msc.(Econ), , Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics
  • BSc.(Econ), Economics and Econometrics, University of Hull

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • Institute fur Zukunft Arbeit, (IZA), Bonn - Research Fellow
  • LOWER - Cross European network intended to increase cross country cooperation and research in economics of low paid employment

Selected Publications:

  • 'Wage Arrears and Inequality in the Distribution of Pay: Lessons from Russia', (with Hartmut Lehmann), forthcoming Research in Labor Economics

  • 'Is there an Impact of Household Computer Ownership on Children's Educational Attainment in Britain?' (with John Schmitt), forthcoming Economics of Education Review

  • 'Gay Pay in the UK', (with Reza Arabsheibani and Alan Marin), Economica, May 2005, Vol. 72, pp. 333-47.

CEP Publications

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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration and the UK Economy Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA039:
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Tags: immigration; eu countries; economy; brexit


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CEP BREXIT Analysis
BREXIT 2016: Policy Analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Saul Estrin, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT08:
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Tags: brexit; eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; trade; foreign investment; growth; productivity; immigration; wages; labour

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Brexit and the Impact of Immigration on the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT05:
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Tags: brexit; immigration; uk government policy; uk economy; wages; employment; eu referendum

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CEP Election Analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration and the UK Labour Market Jonathan Wadsworth
February 2015
Paper No' CEPEA019:
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Tags: immigration; european union; uk; government policy; education; labour market; jobs; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration and the Access to Social Housing in the UK Diego Battiston, Richard Dickens, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth
April 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1264:
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JEL Classification: F22; R21; H75


Tags: immigration; social housing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence Dan Anderberg, Helmut Rainer, Jonathan Wadsworth and Tanya Wilson
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1230:
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JEL Classification: J12; D19


Tags: domestic violence; unemployment


This paper has been published as:
'Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence', Dan Anderberg, Helmut Rainer, Jonathan Wadsworth and Tanya Wilson, The Economic Journal, 126(597), November 2016
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CEP Discussion Paper
Musn't Grumble. Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany Jonathan Wadsworth
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1166:
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JEL Classification: H00; J00


Tags: immigration; health; health service

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Role of Worker Flows in the Dynamics and Distribution of UK Unemployment Michael W. L. Elsby, Jennifer C. Smith and Jonathan Wadsworth
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1058:
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JEL Classification: E24; J6


Tags: labour market; unemployment; worker flows

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Chernobyl on Health and Labour Market Performance Hartmut Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1052:
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JEL Classification: H00; J00


Tags: chernobyl; health; labour market performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employment, Inequality and the UK National Minimum Wage over the Medium-Term Peter Dolton, Chiara Rosazza-Bondibene and Jonathan Wadsworth
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1007:
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JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment; wages; inequality

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CentrePiece Article
Jobs in the recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP317:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3; J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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CEP Occasional Paper
The UK Labour Market and the 2008 - 2009 Recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2010
Paper No' CEPOP25:
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JEL Classification: J0;J2;J3;J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Did the National Minimum Wage Affect UK Prices? Jonathan Wadsworth
August 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0947:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: minimum wage; prices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Anatomy of a Health Scare: Education, Income and the MMR Controversy in the UK Dan Anderberg, Arnaud Chevalier and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0929:
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JEL Classification: H42; I18


Tags: childhood vaccinations; health outcomes; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Relative Gains to Immigration: A Comparison of the Labour Market Position of Indians in the USA, the UK and India Jonathan Wadsworth and Augustin de Coulon February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0851:
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JEL Classification: J31; J61; J68


Tags: immigration; wages; relative ranking

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Immigration on the Structure of Male Wages: Theory and Evidence from Britain Marco Manacorda, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth
October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0754:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: wages; wage inequality; immigration

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CentrePiece Article
Gay Pay in the UK Reza Arabsheibani, A Marin and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2006
Paper No' CEPCP201:
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CentrePiece 11 (1) Summer 2006


This paper has been published as:
G. Reza Arabsheibani, Alan Marin and Jonathan Wadsworth, 'Variations in gay pay in the USA and in the UK' in Lee Badgett and Jefferson Frank (eds.), Sexual Orientation Discrimination: An International Perspective, Routledge, 2006.
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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration: The Evidence from Economic Research Jonathan Wadsworth
April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA005:
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Tags: immigration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Two Sides to Every Story: Measuring the Polarisation of Work Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0632:
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JEL Classification: C1; J0; J6


Tags: workless households; distribution of work; polarisation; joblessness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is There an Impact of Household Computer Ownership on Children's Educational Attainment in Britain? John Schmitt and Jonathan Wadsworth
March 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0625:
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JEL Classification: I2; J2; J13; J24


Tags: human capital; economic impact; personal computers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Give PC's a Chance: Personal Computer Ownership and the Digital Divide in the United States and Great Britain John Schmitt and Jonathan Wadsworth
April 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0526:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: inequality; personal computers

CentrePiece Article
Non-Working Classes Richard Dickens, Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2001
Paper No' CEPCP114:
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CentrePiece 6 (2) Summer 2001

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tenures that Shook the World: Worker Turnover in Russia, Poland and Britain H Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0459:
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Tags: job tenure; worker turnover; transition economics

CentrePiece Article
What It Costs to Lose Your Job Paul Gregg, Genevieve Knight and Jonathan Wadsworth
October 1998
Paper No' CEPCP057:
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CentrePiece 3 (3) Autumn 1998

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CEP Discussion Paper
Grime and Punishment: Job Insecurity and Wage Arrears in the Russian Federation A Aquisti, H Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
September 1998
Paper No' CEPDP0403:
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CentrePiece Article
End of the Job for Life? Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 1998
Paper No' CEPCP047:
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CentrePiece 3 (2) Summer 1998

CEP Discussion Paper
Free to Choose? Dimensions of Private Sector Wage Contract Re-Negotiation since 1979 D Brown, P Ingram and Jonathan Wadsworth
February 1997
Paper No' CEPDP0327:
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The Price is Right: Inflation and Nominal Wage Adjustment in Britain D Brown, P Ingram and Jonathan Wadsworth
February 1997
Paper No' CEPDP0326:
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CentrePiece Article
Free to Choose D Brown, P Ingram and Jonathan Wadsworth
February 1997
Paper No' CEPCP018:
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CentrePiece 2 (1) Spring 1997

CEP Discussion Paper
Mind the Gap Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
August 1996
Paper No' CEPDP0303:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Everyone's A Winner?: Persistence in British Private Sector Wage Settlements D Brown, P Ingram and Jonathan Wadsworth
July 1996
Paper No' CEPDP0298:
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CentrePiece Article
The Rise of the No-Job Household Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 1996
Paper No' CEPCP011:
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CentrePiece 1 (2) Summer 1996

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
Job Search Activity and Changing Unemployment Benefit Entitlement: Pseudo-Panel Estimates for Britain John Schmitt and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 1993
Paper No' CEPDP0148:
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Eastern German Labour Market in Transition: Gross Flow Estimates from Panel Data L Bellmann, S Estrin, H Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
September 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0102:
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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
Unemployment Benefits and Labour Market Transitions in Britain Jonathan Wadsworth
April 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0073:
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CEP Discussion Paper
A Test of the Effect of Benefits on Search Activity in a Model of Endogenous Job Offer Arrivals John Schmitt and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 1991
Paper No' CEPDP0038:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Who are the Unemployed? Christopher A. Pissarides and Jonathan Wadsworth
November 1990
Paper No' CEPDP0012:
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