Duncan McVicar

Queen’s University Belfast, UK, and IZA, Germany

World of Labor is a great idea and I hope policymakers and academics will find it a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of important questions. I’m happy to contribute to it

IZA World of Labor role

Author

Current position

Professor of Economics, Queen’s University Management School, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Research interest

Labor economics, economics of social policy

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Past member of research advisory committees for Australian Department for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning; Northern Ireland Department of Education; Consultant to Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning and Department of Social Development

Past positions

Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne (March–July 2013); Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne (July 2010–February 2013)

Qualifications

PhD in Economics, University of Southampton, 1999

Selected publications

  • "The impact of paid parental leave on labour supply and employment outcomes." Feminist Economics (Forthcoming) (with B. Broadway, G. Kalb, and B. Martin).

  • "Zero hours contracts and their growth." British Journal of Industrial Relations (Forthcoming) (with E. Farina and C. Green).

  • "Contingent employment and labour market pathways: Bridge or trap?" European Sociological Review 35:1 (2019): 98–115 (with M. Wooden, I. Lass, and Y. K. Fok).

  • "Early illicit drug use and the age of onset of homelessness." Journal of the Royal Statistics Society Series A 182:1 (2019): 345–372 (with J. Moschion and J. C. Van Ours).

  • "Course choice and achievement effects of a system-wide vocational education and training voucher scheme for young people." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 40:4 (2018): 507–530 (with C. Polidano).

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