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Prof Francis Green
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Professor: Work and Education Economics
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

Francis Green is Professor of Work and Education Economics in UCL Institute of Education, where he works at the LLAKES Centre. See also: Professor Francis Green (francisgreenspersonalwebpage.com)

After graduating in Physics at Oxford University, he studied Economics at the London School of Economics, before writing his PhD thesis at Birkbeck College.  

His previous appointments were: 

1972-1987            Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Principal Lecturer, Kingston Polytechnic.

1985/6                  Visiting Professor, Economics, University of Massachusetts.

1987-1994            Lecturer/Reader/Dept Head of Economics, University of Leicester. 

1994- 1998           Professor of Economics, University of Leeds.

1998- 2010           Professor of Economics, University of Kent.

Research Summary

His research focuses on education, skills, the graduate labour market and the quality of work. His latest book, co-authored with David Kynaston is Engines of Privilege. Britain’s Private School Problem, published by Bloomsbury Press. The author of ten earlier books, and more than 150 papers, he also works as an occasional expert advisor on skills and job quality for the UK government, the OECD and the European Union.

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