Ben Brindle

Ben Brindle

Research Student, An analysis of labour market adjustment mechanisms induced by immigration to the United Kingdom in the decade following the financial crisis of 2007-2008

Personal profile

Research interests

Ben is completing a PhD in Economics across the three institutions participating in the South Coast DTP, under the supervision of Rob Hayward, Stefan Speckesser (University of Brighton) and Jonathan Wadsworth (London School of Economics).

His research, fully funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, seeks to ascertain whether previous UK studies' failure to detect adverse effects to natives' wages owes to the existence of other labour market adjustment mechanisms. Specifically, Ben examines whether the wage and employment impacts of immigration differ for heterogenous labour market groups, and whether it induces firms to locate their production activities in the UK (as opposed to overseas) or change their production methods (and use the abundant labour type more intensively).

Ben has previously worked at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE), the Department for Work and Pensions, and the UN's migration agency, the International Organization for Migration.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Labour Market Adjustments to Immigration in the United Kingdom: 2008-2019, University of Brighton

Award Date: 19 Jul 2022

Master, University of Southampton

Award Date: 19 Jul 2019

Bachelor, University of Brighton

Award Date: 27 Jun 2017

External positions

Research Economist, Department for Work and Pensions

Nov 2021Jun 2022

Migration Research Division, International Organization for Migration

Jan 2020Dec 2020

Research Assistant, Centre for Economic Performance (LSE)

Jul 2019Oct 2019

Data Impact Fellow, UK Data Service

Apr 2019 → …

Lecturer, University of Brighton

Sept 2017Jun 2019


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