Visitor - Professor of Political Economy
Income dynamics in the United Kingdom and the impact of the Covid-19 recession
01 December 2022
Brian Bell, Nicholas Bloom and Richard Blundell
In this paper, we use an employer-based survey of earnings and hours to set out the key patterns in UK earnings dynamics from 1975 to 2020, with a particular focus on the most recent recession. We demonstrate that (log) ... Read more...
CEP discussion papers
The innovation premium to soft skills in low-skilled occupations
06 December 2019
Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith
Matched employee-employer data from the UK are used to analyze the wage premium to working in an innovative firm. We find that firms that are more R&D intensive pay higher wages on average, and this is particularly true ... Read more...
Public Economics Programme Discussion Papers
Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Welfare Reform
21 February 2014
Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir and Jonathan Shaw
We consider the impact of tax credits and income support programs on female education choice, employment,hours and human capital accumulation over the life-cycle. We analyze both the short run incentive e?ects and the lo... Read more...
Evaluating the employment impact of a mandatory job search program
01 June 2004
Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir and John Van Reenen
This paper exploits area-based piloting and age-related eligibility rules to identify treatment effects of a labor market program-the New Deal for Young People in the U.K. A central focus is on substitution/displacement ... Read more...