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Alex is Head of the Employment Group at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), and a Research Fellow at CEP, IZA and Rutgers. He is an editor of the National Institute Economic Review.

Current areas of research include:

  • Better Schools for All? School effectiveness and the impact on pupils (Nuffield Foundation) Workplace Employment Relations: An Anglo-French Study (Leverhulme Foundation) Wales Institute of Economic and Social Research (Economic and Social Research Council) Striving for excellence, learning to cope? Employer strategies for managing sick leaves and employee health over the decades. (Norwegian Research Council) Productivity Trends in Europe (Paris School of Economics and CEPREMAP) Smart Public Intangibles (European Commission) Workplace Health and Safety (Health and Safety Executive)