Peter Dolton

University of Sussex and NIESR, UK, and IZA, Germany

The IZA World of Labor is a landmark project—and the future of publishing. All labor economics scholars will in future use this as the central reference point

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Sussex and Research Director, NIESR

Research interest

Economics of education, econometric evaluation, health economics, economic history

Past positions

Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway College, University of London, 2005–2011; Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics, 2003–2005


PhD Economics, University of Cambridge, 1978

Selected publications

  • "Returning to returns: Revisiting the British education evidence." Labour Economics 48 (2017): 87–104 (with S. Matteo).

  • "Identifying social network effects." Economic Record 93:s1 (2017): 1–15.

  • "'Making it count': Incentives, student effort and performance." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Forthcoming) (with A. Chevalier and M. Lührmann).

  • "The intergenerational transmission of body mass index across countries." Economics and Human Biology 24 (2017): 140–152 (with M. Xiao).

  • "Can increased primary care access reduce demand for emergency care? Evidence from England's 7-day GP opening." Journal of Health Economics 49 (2016): 193–208 (with V. Pathania).