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    Prof S Siebert
    Dr Fiona Carmichael
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Project Description

Funding is competitive. For details on addmissions and funding opportunities please contact: [email protected]

Very Important: Applicants need a masters level qualification in Economics and need experience on working with large data sets, using statistical techniques such as regression analysis and they need to be able to use econometric software such as STATA

This project is focused on the economic analysis of UK and/or European or deveoping economy labour markets. Researchers linked to this project may be working on a range of linked topics including: the impact of European Union labour market regulations such as minimum wage and employment protection laws on employment and earnings; Country level or comparative analysis of labour market performance e.g. in the context of the Varieties of Capitalism approach; personnel economics in large companies; female employment; the employment of older people; immigrant and minority labour; the globalised labour market markets.

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Funding Notes

The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). These awards are available to UK/EU students; they cover tuition fees at UK/EU rates, plus a maintenance stipend (of around £13,590). For 2013 we were able to offer 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research. The deadline for applications was 4pm, Monday 28 January 2013. The 2014 competition is not yet open; please check back later in the year for more details. Full details are available here:


Siebert S and Zubanov N. 2010. Management Economics in a Large Retail Company”, Management Science
Stanley Siebert, John Heywood and Xiangdong Wei 2010. “Work-Life Balance: Promises Made and Promises Kept”, International Journal of Human resource Management
Stanley Siebert and Nikolay Zubanov 2009. “Searching for the Optimal Level of Employee Turnover: A Study of a Large UK Retail Organization” Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 52, No. 2 April: 294-313
Stanley Siebert and Fei Peng 2008 “Real Wage Cyclicality in Italy”, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, vol. 22, No. 4, December: 569-591 .
Stanley Siebert, John Heywood and Xiangdong Wei. 2007. “The Implicit Costs of Family Friendly Work Practices”, Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 59, No. 2, April: 275-300
Stanley Siebert. 2007. Labour Market Regulation in the EU-15: Causes and Consequences - A Survey" in P Bernholz and R Vaubel (eds.) Political Competition and Economic Regulation, Didcot, Ox.: Routledge Explorations in Economic History 113-136.
Carmichael F, Connell G, Hulme C, Sheppard S., (2008) Work life imbalance; informal care and paid employment, Feminist Economics, April 14(2) 3-35
Carmichael F., Hulme. C., Ingham. B., Porcellato, L., and Prashar, A., (2010) Giving older workers a voice; constraints on employment, Work Employment and Society, Volume 24 Issue 1, March 2010, 85-103
Carmichael F., Charles, S. and Hulme, C. T., (2010) Who will care? Employment status and willingness to supply informal care, Journal of Health Economics, 29, 182-90
Carmichael, F. and Ercolani, M. (2102) Age-training gaps in the European Union, Ageing and Society, doi:10.1017/S0144686X12000852

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