Professor Francis Green

    • BA, MSc, PhD
    • Professor of Labour Economics and Skills Development
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    • After graduating in Physics at Oxford, I switched to economics with an MSc at the London School of Economics, before writing my PhD thesis on the theory of saving at Birkbeck College. I began my career at the age of 22 at Kingston Polytechnic. After spells at the Universities of Massachusetts, Leicester, Leeds and Kent, I moved to the LLAKES research centre at the Institute in April 2010.

      My general interests lie in labour economics, education and political economy. I maintain an interdisciplinary approach in both research and teaching. My research covers three overlapping areas: skill formation in schools and workplaces, the role of unions, and the analysis of job quality.
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  • Postgraduate Research:
    • The economics of education, labour economics (especially issues concerning skills and job quality), employment relations and the interface between these. I specialise in interdisciplinary research.
  • Professional Activities:
    • Member of Advisory Board for ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC), 2009-2014.
      Member of Expert Panel of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. 2008-2011.
      Member of the Academy of Social Sciences, 2008-.
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • On the Development of A Skills Strategy: Where Human Capital Theory Falls Short", 32nd Annual Conference of the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation, Bamberg, Germany, 11th-13th July 2011.

      "Job Quality Under The Labour Government And Since", The Work Foundation, 12/4/2011.

      "Employee Involvement, Technology and Job Tasks", University of Surrey, 2/3/2011.

      "Trades Unions and Skills Utilisation", Trades Union Congress, 8/11/2011.

      "The Changing Advantage of Private School", LLAKES Conference, Birkbeck College, London, 5-6 July, 2010.

      "Employee Involvement, Technology and Job Tasks", Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), International Workshop on Technology, Assets, Skills, Knowledge and Specialisation, Nuremburg, 18th June, 2010.

      "Work Intensification, Insecurity and Job Quality for the Affluent Economy In Crisis", Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH-WOPS) Conference, Amsterdam, 16 June, 2010.
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  • Green, F. (2011) 'Unpacking the misery multiplier: how employability modifies the impacts of unemployment and job insecurity on life satisfaction and mental health', Journal of Health Economics 30 (2), 265-276.
  • Green, F. and Y. Zhu. (2010) 'Overqualification, Job Dissatisfaction, and Increasing Dispersion in the Returns to Graduate Education', Oxford Economic Papers 62 (2),
  • Green, F., Machin, S., Murphy, R., & Zhu, Y. (2008) 'Competition for Private and State School Teachers', Journal of Education and Work 21 (5), 383-404.
  • Green, F. (2008) 'Leeway for the loyal: a model of employee discretion', British Journal of Industrial Relations 46 (1), 1-32 [Winner of BJIR Best Paper Award].
  • Campbell, D., A. Carruth, A. Dickerson and F. Green (2007) 'Job Insecurity and Wages', Economic Journal 117 (March), 544-566.
  • (2006) Demanding Work. The Paradox of Job Quality in the Affluent Economy. Princeton University Press, Paperback Edition, 2007.
  • with D. Gallie and A. Felstead (2004) 'Changing patterns of task discretion in Britain', Work, Employment and Society 18 (2), 243-266.
  • with A. Dickerson (2004) 'The growth and valuation of computing and other generic skills', Oxford Economic Papers 56 (3), 371-406.
  • with J.Arbache and A.Dickerson (2004) 'Trade liberalisation and wages in developing countries', Economic Journal 114, No. 493, February, F73-F96.
  • with D. Ashton (1996) Education, Training and the Global Economy. Edward Elgar, reprinted 1999.