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Staff Biography

[Photo: Simon Burgess] Professor Simon BURGESS
Professor of Economics, and Director of CMPO, University of Bristol, and Visiting Professor, CASE

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Research Interests:
  • labour economics
  • education
  • analysis of poverty and household income dynamics
  • incentives in organisations
  • employment and unemployment dynamics
Current Research Projects:
  • economics of education, including market-based education reforms such as school performance tables, school accountability, choice and competition, admissions and unequal access to high-performing schools
  • ethnic segregation in school and the educational performance of minority students
Selected Publications:
  • Worker flows, job flows and unemployment in a matching model (with Helene Turon), European Economic Review, 54(3): 939-408 (2010)

  • Smarter Task Assignment or Greater Effort: The Impact of Incentives on Team Performance (with Carol Propper, Marisa Ratto, Stephanie von Hinke, Kessler Scholder and Emma Tominey), Economic Journal, 120(547): 968-989 (2010)

  • School assignment, school choice and social mobility (with Adam Briggs), Economics of Education Review, 29(4): 639-649 (2010)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Modelling poverty by not modelling poverty: An application of a simultaneous hazards approach to the UK
    Arnstein Aassve, Simon Burgess, Matt Dickson, Carol Propper, January 2006
    Paper No' CASE/106: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Dynamics of School Attainment of England's Ethnic Minorities
    Adam Briggs, Simon Burgess, Deborah Wilson, January 2006
    Paper No' CASE/105: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Health Supplier Quality and the Distribution of Child Health
    Simon Burgess, Carol Propper, John A. Rigg, June 2005
    Paper No' CASE 102: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Parallel lives? Ethnic segregation in schools and neighbourhoods
    Simon Burgess, Ruth Lupton, Deborah Wilson, June 2005
    Paper No' CASE 101: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Cities, Matching and the Productivity Gains of Agglomeration
    Fredrik Andersson, Simon Burgess, Julia Lane, September 2004
    Paper No' CEPDP0648: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Impact of Low Income on Child Health: Evidence from a Birth Cohort Study
    Simon Burgess, Carol Propper, John A. Rigg, May 2004
    Paper No' CASE 085: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Employment, Family Union, and Childbearing Decisions in Great Britain
    Arnstein Aassve, Simon Burgess, Matt Dickson, Carol Propper, April 2004
    Paper No' CASE 084: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Ethnic Segretation in England's Schools
    Simon Burgess, Deborah Wilson, February 2004
    Paper No' CASE 079: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Aggregate Growth and the Efficiency of Labour Reallocation
    Simon Burgess, Dan Mawson, August 2003
    Paper No' CEPDP0580: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Economic Determinants of Truancy
    Simon Burgess, Karen Gardiner, Carol Propper, September 2002
    Paper No' CASE 061: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Growing Up: School, family and area influences on adolescents' later life chances
    Simon Burgess, Karen Gardiner, Carol Propper, September 2001
    Paper No' CASE 049: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Jobs, Workers and Changes in Earnings Dispersion
    Simon Burgess, Julia Lane, David Stevens, April 2001
    Paper No' CEPDP0491: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Externalities in the Matching of Workers and Firms in Britain
    Simon Burgess, Stefan Profit, April 2001
    Paper No' CEPDP0490: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Why rising tides don't lift all boats? An explanation of the relationship between poverty and unemployment in Britain
    Simon Burgess, Karen Gardiner, Carol Propper, February 2001
    Paper No' CASE 046: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Unemployment Dynamics, Duration and Equilibrium: Evidence from Britain
    Simon Burgess, H Turon, November 2000
    Paper No' CEPDP0474: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Measuring Income Risk
    Simon Burgess, Karen Gardiner, Stephen P Jenkins, Carol Propper, June 2000
    Paper No' CASE 040: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Class of '81: The effects of early-career unemployment on subsequent unemployment experiences
    Simon Burgess, Carol Propper, Hedley Rees, Arran Shearer, December 1999
    Paper No' CASE 032: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Reallocation of Labour: An International Comparison Using Job Tenure
    Simon Burgess, March 1999
    Paper No' CEPDP0416: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • An Economic Model of Household Income Dynamics, with an Application to Poverty Dynamics among American Women
    Simon Burgess, Carol Propper, July 1998
    Paper No' CASE 009: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Early Health Related Behaviours and their Impact on Later Life Chances: Evidence from the US (OUT (publ. in Health Economics, 7(5), 1998)
    Simon Burgess, Carol Propper, February 1998
    Paper No' CASE 006: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Job Creation and Job Destruction in Great Britain in the 1980s
    David Blanchflower, Simon Burgess, April 1996
    Paper No' CEPDP0287: Read Abstract

  • New Technology and Jobs: Comparative Evidence from a Two Country Study
    David Blanchflower, Simon Burgess, April 1996
    Paper No' CEPDP0285: Read Abstract
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • The Reallocation of Employment and the Role of Employment Protection Legislation
    Simon Burgess, April 1994
    Paper No' CEPDP0193: Read Abstract
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Where did Europe Fail? A Disaggregate Comparison of Net Job Generation in the USA and Europe
    Simon Burgess, April 1994
    Paper No' CEPDP0192: Read Abstract

  • Matching and Unemployment Dynamics in a Model of Competition Between Employed and Unemployed Job Searchers
    Simon Burgess, March 1992
    Paper No' CEPDP0070: Read Abstract
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Nonlinear Dynamics in a Structural Model of Employment
    Simon Burgess, June 1991
    Paper No' CEPDP0037: Read Abstract