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James has a quantitative background following completion of his BSc in Economics at the University of Sussex. Since starting at IES in July 2017, James has worked with a variety of national- and EU-level datasets, completing data analysis and scoping exercises. He has experience of working with both survey and administrative data and in the use of a range of econometric and statistical techniques. James is also a competent user of several quantitative software packages including Stata, SPSS and Excel.
His research interests include microeconomics with a focus on education (in particular, higher education), as well as the barriers facing disadvantaged groups in the labour market. He is also interested in IES’ other streams of UK public policy work.
Since joining IES, James has been involved in a variety of different projects including: econometric analysis for the JPMorgan Chase Foundation analysing progression in employment using EU-SILC and EWCS data, analysis of the characteristics of casual workers using multiple countries survey datasets (including the UK-LFS and ESS) for Eurofound, ILR analysis of work placements for DfE and a feasibility study for the Working Well Early Help programme for Greater Manchester Council Authority.
James is also evaluating the effect of the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) and change in National Minimum wage (NMW) on employment and hours including the effect on younger workers for the Low Pay Commission using LFS and ASHE data.
|2017||University of Sussex||BSc Hons Economics|
- Progression in Employment: A cross country data analysis, Cockett J, Capuano S, , Institute for Employment Studies, Feb 2020
- The impact of the minimum wage on employment and hours, Capuano S, Cockett J, Gray H, Papoutsaki D, , Institute for Employment Studies, Dec 2019
- Research to inform workforce planning and career development in legal services, Williams M, Buzzeo J, Cockett J, Capuano S, Takala H , , The Law Society of England and Wales, Dec 2019
- Pilot and feasibility study on the sustainability and effectiveness of results for European Social Fund participants using counterfactual impact evaluations, Ciffolilli, A., De Castris, M., Kluve, J., Naldini, A., Paggiaro, A., Pompili, M., Capuano, S., Gray, H. and Broughton, A. , , European Commission Directorate-General for Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion, Jul 2019
- The impact of the minimum wage on employment and hours, Capuano S, Cockett J, Gray H, , Low Pay Commission, Feb 2019
- Optometrists' Futures 2018, Robinson D, Edwards M, Cockett J, Hey L, , Association of Optometrists, Oct 2018