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Research on the world of work, the creation and destruction of jobs, and the consequences of unemployment.

Employment has been at the core of CEP's work since it was founded in 1990. Research in this area includes looking at the causes and consequences of unemployment and how to combat it. Early CEP research, showing that improving the way workers were matched to job vacancies could lower unemployment, was used to underpin the New Deal for Young People adopted by the Labour government in 1998.

CEP associate Christopher Pissarides was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work with Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen on the analysis of labour markets with search frictions - addressing the question of why job seekers and vacancies co-exist.

CEP researchers also investigate the changing nature of work: including the rise of the gig economy, the impact of technology, the polarisation between high and low-paid work, and the gender pay gap.

Employment Publications

Timothy Besley, Aveek Bhattacharya, Jagjit Chadha, Paul Cheshire, Neil Lee, Alan Manning, Andrew McNeil, Margarida Bandeira Morais, Henry G. Overman, David Soskice, Anna Valero, Giles Wilkes and Alison Wolf

22 April 2024

Arun Advani, David Bailey, Ben Brindle, Simon Burgess, Patrick Dunleavy, Sarah Hall, Stephen Hansaker, Christian A. L. Hilber, Donald Houston, Ethan Ilzetzki, Sandra McNally, Henry G. Overman, Jonathan Portes, Huw Roberts, Thomas Sampson, Andy Summers, Madeleine Sumption, Phil Tomlinson, Tony Wilson and Ben Zaranko

31 January 2024

Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian A. L. Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Henry G. Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman

30 April 2015