• Francis Green

    Professor of Work and Education Economics, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

    Education, Practice and Society
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)
    0207 911 5530
  • Francis Green

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PI for ongoing research projects.

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Research Interests

After graduating in Physics at Oxford, Francis Green switched to economics with an MSc at the London School of Economics, before writing his PhD thesis on the theory of saving at Birkbeck College. He began his career at the age of 22 at Kingston Polytechnic. After spells at the Universities of Massachusetts, Leicester, Leeds and Kent, in 2010 he moved to the Institute of Education (now a faculty of UCL), where he works in the LLAKES research centre and in the Centre for Global Higher Education.

My general interests lie in labour economics, education economics and political economy.I maintain an interdisciplinary approach in both research and teaching. My research focuses on skills, education, training, work quality and industrial relations issues. I have published more than 150 articles and eleven books, including Demanding Work. The Paradox of Job Quality in the Affluent Economy (Princeton University Press, 2006).  Skills and Skilled Work. An Economic and Social Analysis, was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. His most recent book was co-authored with historian David Kynaston: Engines of Privilege. Britain's Private School Problem, Bloomsbury. 

I will consider applications for PhD supervision using quantitative or mixed methods, on the topic of either private schooling or job quality (including skills).




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    0207 911 5530
    Education, Practice and Society,
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)