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Prof Alex Bryson
Social Research Institute
55-59 Gordon Square
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  • Chair Of Quantitative Social Science
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

Professor of Quantitative Social Science at UCL's Social Research Institute.  He is a Research Fellow at IZA in Bonn, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in London, WISERD in Cardiff and Rutgers in New Jersey.  Alex is a co-editor of Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society and the Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership.

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Alex is an applied labour economist with a background in sociology.  His research focuses on labour economics, employment relations and programme evaluation.

Current funded research projects examine (funder in brackets):

-  wage and employment dynamics (ESRC);

- the gender wage gap over the life course (ESRC);

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

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

- the economic and social value of health (Health Foundation);

- the labour market in social care (Health Foundation);

- the role of trade unions in firms' adoption and implementation of new technology (Norwegian Research Council). 

He also works on sports economics, workers' well-being, management practices and their effects on workers and firms, and racial discrimination in the labour market.

Teaching Summary

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

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