University of Manchester, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester, UK
Ethnic minorities in the labor market, self-employment, immigration and internal migration, applied labor economics, applied econometrics, economics labor market for teachers.
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Economist Member, School Teachers Review Body, UK
Lecturer, School of Economic Studies, University of Manchester, 1994–2000
MA Economics, University of Manchester, 1990
"Labour migration to the UK from the Eastern Partnership countries." IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 3 (2014): 15 (with S. Drinkwater).
"Low pay persistence in Europe." Labour Economics 23 (2013): 122–134 (with N. C. Kanellopoulos).
"Patterns of ethnic self-employment in time and space: Evidence from British census microdata." Small Business Economics 34 (2010): 323–338 (with S. Drinkwater).
"Recent trends in minority ethnic entrepreneurship in Britain." International Small Business Journal 28:2 (2010): 136–146 (with S. Drinkwater).
"Immigrant assimilation pre and post labour market entry: Evidence from the UK Labour Force Survey." Journal of Population Economics 22:1 (2009): 175–198 (with J. Lindley).
Poor paid employment prospects push minority workers into working for themselves, often in low-reward workKen Clark, January 2015In many countries, ethnic minority groups are over-represented in self-employment compared with the majority community. The kind of work done by minority entrepreneurs can therefore be an important driver of the economic well-being of their ethnic group. Furthermore, growing the self-employment sector is a policy objective for many governments, which see it as a source of innovation, economic growth, and employment. While self-employment might offer economic opportunities to minority groups, it is important to understand the factors that underlie the nature and extent of ethnic entrepreneurship to evaluate whether policy measures should support it.MoreLess