Duncan McVicar

Queen’s University Belfast, UK

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

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

  • “Contracts in the National Health Service: An empirical study.” Journal of Health Economics 27:5 (2008): 1155–1167 (with M. Chalkley).

  • “Job search monitoring intensity, unemployment exit and job entry: Quasi-experimental evidence from the UK.” Labour Economics 15:6 (2008): 1451–1468.

  • “Why do disability benefit rolls vary between regions? A review of evidence from the US and UK.” Regional Studies 40:5 (2006): 519–533.

  • “Predicting successful and unsuccessful transitions from school to work using sequence methods.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 165:2 (2002): 317–334 (with M. Anyadike-Danes).

  • “Participation in full time further education in England and Wales: An analysis of post war trends.” Oxford Economic Papers 53 (2001): 47–66 (with P. G. Rice).