James Cockett

BSc (Econ)

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Research Economist


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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

Research publications