Global labour and immigration trends, financial crises, economic growth and monetary policies - our academics provide expert analysis on these issues, along with research specialisms including subcontracting, the Living Wage, and London's immigrant workers.
Featured experts on camera
Dr Liam Campling on the global tuna trade
Professor Jane Wills on the Living Wage campaign
Professor Brigitte Granville on economics
Prof Brigitte Granville
My research interests include French politics and economics, Russian development economics, access to essential medicines in poor countries, trade issues and fair trade.
Prof Rosa Lastra
I am an expert in several areas of international banking and have served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This links in to my work on financial law and regulation as well as law reform in emerging economies.
Dr Liam Campling
My research focuses on the politics of international trade regulation (with particular reference to fisheries), linking in to the political economy of the global tuna industry and development issues, with particular reference to small island developing states (western Indian Ocean and Pacific).
Prof Geraldine Healy
I have a particular interest in the interrelationship of a number of themes including the intersectional nature of discrimination and disadvantage; inequality regimes; individualism and collectivism; career; the gap between equality and diversity policies and practices and multiple rationalities. Current research work includes a project for the TUC on The Challenges of Organising Women Casualised Workers and an EU funded project titled 'Close the Deal, Fill the Gap' a comparative project on the gender pay gap.
Prof Jane Wills
London living wage campaign; TELCO and broad-based organising; civic engagement; migrant workers in low paid work in London; labour and globalisation; new forms of trade unionism.
Prof Geraldine Van Bueren
I am an expert in international human rights, and also specialise in rights of the child, refugee children and children in the criminal justice system. Other areas of expertise include international anti-poverty law, degrading treatment and punishment, torture and the Bill of Rights.
Prof Marco Manacorda
Labour Economics and Applied Micro-econometrics, with an emphasis on International Labour Markets; wage inequality, skill biased technological change and unemployment; the effect of welfare on family structure.
Prof Pedro Martins
I study employment and wage dynamics, focusing on some of their key determinants: skills, firm performance, the business cycle, employment laws, industrial relations, FDI and international trade. Other areas of interest include the Portuguese economy, teacher incentives linked to student achievement and returns to education.
Prof Miles Ogborn
My research is concerned with understanding the relationships between power, space and knowledge in a range of mainly eighteenth-century contexts. My work has dealt with the new geographies of eighteenth-century London, and trying to understand them as Spaces of Modernity. It has also investigated the ways in which the English East India Company used a variety of forms of writing to construct a global trading network and territorial empire in India from 1600 to 1800. I am currently researching the relationship between empire and speech in the Caribbean.
Prof Michael Noon
I am broadly interested in issues concerning equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace. More specifically, I conduct research on ethnic minorities and employment, exploring the disadvantages faced by ethnic minorities in gaining access to work and training, broadening my work to examine the effects of gender, ethnicity, disability and age on the work experiences of UK employees using large scale survey data.
Dr Joanna Cohen
My first book, Luxurious Citizens: Consumption and Civic Belonging in Nineteenth Century America, charts the creation of the citizen consumer in the US before the Civil War. It reveals how merchants, manufacturers, retailers, advertiser and shoppers themselves attempted to define civic virtue through both personal and national shopping habits, resulting in a vision of citizenship that to this day positions consumption as an American virtue and entitlement. My new work focuses on the circulation and consumption of images of wartime violence in the Atlantic World. I am also interested in citizenship experiences for those on the political and physical margins of America in the nineteenth century.