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Prof Alex Bryson
G21
Department of Social Science
55-59 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0NU
Appointment
  • Chair Of Quantitative Social Science
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Professor of Quantitative Social Science at UCL's Department of Social Science.  Research Fellow at IZA in Bonn and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in London.  Before coming to UCL I  was Head of the Employment Group at NIESR.  Prior to that I was Research Director at the Policy Studies Institute where I worked for nineteen years.  

Research Themes
Research Summary

An applied labour economist with a background in sociology my research focuses on labour economics, employment relations and programme evaluation.

Current funded research projects examine:

- influences on school performance (Nuffield Foundation);

- the impact of teacher pay reforms on teacher pay and labour markets (ESRC);

- regional growth in Norway and the UK (Norwegian Research Council);

- the incidence and consequences of trade unionism in Wales (ESRC Centre Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and Methods);

- health effects on labour market outcomes with birth cohort data (Health Foundation)

- the diffusion of management practices across regions (Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy). 

My unfunded research includes papers on sports economics, gender wage differentials, influences on citizens' and workers' well-being, and union effects on workers and firms.

Teaching Summary

I am Module Leader for Work and Employment Relations (Course SOCS0046), an optional module on the BSc in Social Sciences.   I also teach Impact Evaluation Methods on the MSc in Public Policy (PUBL0064) and the MSc in Social Research Methods (SOCS0017). 

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