Ben is completing a PhD in Economics across the three institutions participating in the South Coast DTP, under the supervision of Rob Hayward (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 skill and age 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 is currently working at the Department for Work and Pensions and has previously worked for UN's migration agency, the International Organization for Migration, in their Migration Research Division.
Master, University of Southampton
Award Date: 19 Jul 2019
Bachelor, University of Brighton
Award Date: 27 Jun 2017
Research Economist, Department for Work and PensionsMar 2021 → May 2020
Migration Research Division, International Organization for MigrationJan 2020 → Dec 2020
Research Assistant, Centre for Economic Performance (LSE)Jul 2019 → Oct 2019
Data Impact Fellow, UK Data ServiceApr 2019 → …
Lecturer, University of BrightonSep 2017 → Jun 2019