Peter Howard-Jones

Bournemouth University and Eastover Consulting Group, UK

IZA World of Labor is an important conduit for disseminating a wide range of views on labor economics which will inform policymakers and business leaders globally. It provides access to the work of professional and academic economists translated into language which is non technical and easily understood.

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

PhD student with a thesis submission date of March 1, 2019 entitled "The Influence of the Washington Consensus Programme on the Transitional Economies of Eastern Europe—A firm level micro economic analysis."

Research interest

Productivity, labor economics, globalization, international production networks

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Freeman of the City of London having carried out major consultancy work for major UK banks and private equity firms. Retired multinational CEO with a wide range of experience in international manufacturing

Past positions

Part-time economics and international indirect taxation lecturer at Bournemouth University


Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Bournemouth University, 2014

Selected publications

  • "The United Kingdom productivity paradox: Myth or reality." The Journal of Economic Asymmetries 12:1 (2015): 52–60 (with H. Hassani).

  • "Firm productivity in the Western Balkans: The impact of European Union membership and access to finance." Economic Annals 62:215 (2018): 7–51 (with J. Holscher and D. Radicic).

  • Brexit: The Lure of the Neoliberal Thought Collective (No. BAFES26). Department of Accounting, Finance & Economic, Bournemouth University, 2018 (with H. Ã. Jens).