Our Education and labour markets team has extensive experience of education economics and policy analysis, covering:
Our economic consultants are experts in education and labour market economics. They use techniques including literature reviews, surveys and primary data collection, choice experiments, analysis of large matched data sets, including sophisticated econometric analysis, and cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis, in line with HMT’s Green Book.
Our expertise in education and labour market analysis is trusted by our clients, in both the public and private sector, including central government Departments, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, the European Parliament, European Commission, and the OECD, as well as educational institutions, mission groups and associations. We consider all the work that we undertake to form the basis of a long term relationship with our clients and many of our clients return regularly for further analysis and research.
Head of the team
Our Education and Labour Markets team is led by Dr Gavan Conlon, who is a Partner at London Economics. Gavan is an expert in the economics of education. Over the last 15 years, he has directed, managed or delivered more than 130 education related projects. He has provided expert advice and analysis to a number of clients including the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department of Education, as well as the European Parliament and OECD, and has also provided expert evidence to the UK Parliament’s BIS Committee Inquiry into Higher Education Fees and Funding.
Gavan has strong academic background and has worked in the London School of Economics as a Research Officer (post-doctoral researcher) in the Centre for Economic Performance. He also has experience of working inside central government having spent a year on secondment to the Department of Education.
Gavan has a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford that considered the earnings and employment outcomes associated with academic and vocational qualification attainment. Gavan also has several published papers in peer reviewed journals.
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