I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, UK. I am also a co-editor of Labour Economics, The Official Journal of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE). I am affiliated to IZA as a research fellow, to CESifo as a fellow, to CEPR as a research fellow and to ISER as a research associate. I am also a member of the Search and Matching Research Group (SAM) .
My research focuses on understanding the effects of human capital, worker mobility and occupational switching on unemployment and wage inequality over the business cycle and in the long-run. More recently I have been investigating firm dynamics and firms' recruitment policies with the aim of understanding their effects on unemployment and its duration distribution over the business cycle. I use search and matching theory and quantitative methods as primary tools to study these effects.