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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)


As an undergraduate he went with a Brackenbury Scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford University where he studied Physics. He then gained a Masters degree in Economics with Distinction at the London School of Economics. After he began lecturing, he wrote his PhD at Birkbeck College.


Prior to joining what is now the UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, 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 current research focuses on education and labour economics, and has two streams: research on private and free schools, and research on job quality trends around the world. 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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