Stephen Drinkwater

University of Roehampton, UK, and IZA, Germany

The IZA World of Labor articles provide detailed, yet easily accessible insights, into a huge range of policy-relevant issues. They have therefore become an extremely important resource for policymakers and academics with an interest in labor markets

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics at the Business School at the University of Roehampton, London, UK

Research interest

The labor market, regional economics, migration, applied economics

Past positions

Reader in Economics, Swansea University; Senior Economics Lecturer, University of Surrey


PhD Economics, University of Surrey, 2005

Selected publications

  • "Fifty shades of gay: Social and technological change, urban deconcentration and niche enterprise." Urban Studies 54:3 (2017): 765–785 (with A. Collins).

  • "Self-employment amongst migrant groups: New evidence from England and Wales." Small Business Economics 48:4 (2017): 1047–1069 (with K. Clark and C. Robinson).

  • "Migration strategies of recent Polish migrants to England and Wales: Do they have any at all." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 41:12 (2015): 1909–1931 (with M.Garapich).

  • "Informal caring and labour market outcomes within England and Wales." Regional Studies 49:2 (2015).

  • "Welfare participation by immigrants in the UK." International Journal of Manpower 34:2 (2013): 100–112 (with C. Robinson).