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Jonathan Wadsworth

Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London

Jonathan Wadsworth was an undergraduate at Hull, before completing his MSc & PhD at the LSE. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at UCL. Between 2007 & 2016 he was a member of the UK Home Office’s Migration Advisory Committee and has been a member of the NHS Pay review Board since 2016. He has also worked with the World Bank and the OECD on skill shortage related issues.

His research interests are in applied economics, particularly issues of wages, employment, health, immigration and workless households – the concept and measurement of which he co-developed. In addition to publishing in refereed academic journals, he is the editor of the State of Working Britain volumes and blogs, which attempt to summarise key developments in the UK labour market to a non-academic audience.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway