Peter J. Sloane

Swansea University, UK, Adelaide University, Australia, and IZA, Germany

Skill mismatch has become an issue of pressing policy concern in Europe and elsewhere. The purpose of this paper is to assist policymakers in their attempts to find solutions to this problem

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Current position

Emeritus Professor, School of Business and Economics, Swansea University, UK

Research interest

Labor economics, economics of education, economics of sport

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

OECD, UK Low Pay Commission, Fair Pay Australia, Australian Productivity Commission, NCVER

Past positions

Director, Welsh Economy Labour Market Research and Evaluation Centre (WELMERC), Swansea University, UK; Jaffrey Professor of Political Economy, Vice Principal and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Aberdeen, UK


PhD, University of Strathclyde, 1968

Selected publications

  • “The economics of professional football.” Scottish Journal of Political Economy 18:2 (1971): 121–146.

  • “The measurement of sex and marital status discrimination at the workplace.” Economica 48:190 (1981): 125–141 (with W. S. Siebert).

  • “Over-education under-education and the British labour market.” Applied Economics 31:11 (1999): 1437–1454 (with H. Battu and P. Seaman).

  • “Disability in the labour market; An analysis of British males.” Journal of Health Economics 19:6 (2000): 961–981 (with M. P. Kidd and I. Ferko).

  • “Human capital spillovers in the workplace.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 65:5 (2003): 575–594 (with H. Battu and C. R. Belfield).