Stefan Speckesser


1995 …2021

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As an Associate Dean, I am supporting the Dean of the Brighton Business School in the development, implementation and monitoring of the School Research and Enterprise plan. I am also working with colleagues on publications, proposals and collaborations within the university and with external partners as well as career development in research.

In my own research as an applied economist, I am focusing on returns to education investment in a time of accelerated technical and demographic change. Using large-scale data, this work investigates the earnings and employment outcomes of vocational education and apprenticeships for young people as well as labour market retraining for people in adult life. My main motivation is to understand how education and skills in these areas can be improved, so that people work in well-paid and highly productive jobs, which will help reduce earnings inequality and social inequality more widely, for a fairer society.

Most of my work has been published in scientific journals, discussion papers and government reports. A complete list of my research publications can be found on Google Scholar:

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Mannheim

1 Oct 19992 Jun 2004

Award Date: 2 Jun 2004


1 Oct 19926 Dec 1996

Award Date: 6 Dec 1996

External positions

Associate Research Director

5 Jul 20179 Jun 2020

Chief Economist, Institute for Employment Studies

20 Sep 20104 Jul 2017

Senior Lecturer

1 Aug 200619 Sep 2010

Senior Research Fellow

1 Apr 200431 Jul 2006

Lecturer/Ph.D. student, University of Mannheim

1 Oct 199931 Jul 2004

Lecturer/Ph.D. student

15 Jun 199930 Sep 1999


1 Oct 199831 Mar 1999

Student Research Assistant/Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

15 Feb 199430 Sep 1998


  • HA Statistics
  • HJ Public Finance


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