Brian Bell

King's College London, UK

It is crucial for policymakers to base their decisions on the best objective evidence that is currently available. The World of Labor project is an important contribution to that objective

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Lecturer in Economics, King's College London, UK

Research interest

Labor economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member, National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body

Past positions

Associate Professor in Economics, University of Oxford, UK; Research fellow; Investment banker


DPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 1996

Selected publications

  • “Crime deterrence: Evidence from the 2011 London Riots.” Economic Journal (Forthcoming) (with L. Jaitman and S. Machin).

  • “Bankers and their bonuses.” Economic Journal 124 (2014): F1-F21 (with J. Van Reenen).

  • “Extreme wage inequality: Pay at the very top.” American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 103:3 (2013): 153–157 (with J. Van Reenen).

  • “Crime and immigration: Evidence from large immigrant waves.” Review of Economics and Statistics 95:4 (2013): 1278–1290 (with F. Fasani and S. Machin).

  • “Immigrant enclaves and crime.” Journal of Regional Science 53:1 (2013): 118–141 (with S. Machin).