Welcome to the homepage of Jonathan Wadsworth

I work in the Economics Department at Royal Holloway College, University of London.

I also work at the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE.

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Department of Economics
Royal Holloway College, University of London
Egham, TW20 0EX
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 (0)1784 44 3464
Fax: 44 (0)1784 43 9534


Recent publications:

“Wage Arrears and Inequality in the Distribution of Pay: Lessons from Russia“, (with Hartmut Lehmann), forthcoming Research in Labor Economics

Is there an Impact of Household Computer Ownership on Children’s Educational Attainment in Britain?” (with John Schmitt), forthcoming Economics of Education Review

“Gay Pay in the UK”, (with Reza Arabsheibani and Alan Marin), Economica, May 2005, Vol. 72, pp. 333-47.

“The Cost of Job Loss in Transition Economy: The Case of Estonia” (with Hartmut Lehmann and Kaia Philips), Journal of Comparative Economics, March 2005, Vol. 33, pp. 59-87.

“The UK and the USA” (with John Schmitt) in David R. Howell, ed., Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy, Oxford University Press, 2005, 

"The Price is Right. Inflation and Nominal Wage Rigidity in Britain", (with Donna Brown and Peter Ingram), British Journal of Industrial Relations, September 2004, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 507-526.

"The Labour Market Under New Labour: The State of Working Britain", eds. R. Dickens, P. Gregg and J. Wadsworth, Macmillan, 2003.The State of Working Britain.

“They Get Knocked Down. Do They Get Up Again? Displaced Workers in Britain”, (with Paul Gregg and Genevieve Knight) in P. Kuhn (ed.): Losing Work, Moving On: International Perspectives on Worker Displacement, Kalamazoo Press, 2002

“Job Tenure in Britain, 1975-98. Is a Job for Life or Just for Christmas?”, (with Paul Gregg), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2002, Vol.64, pp. 111-134.

Work in Progress

Why we should (also) Measure Worklessness at the Household Level. Theory and Evidence from 5 OECD Countries”, (with Paul Gregg)

2 Sides To Every Story. Measuring the Polarisation of Work”, (with Paul Gregg)


Course page for Quantitative Methods II (EC2203)

Course page for Quantitative Economic Analysis (EC5040)

Course page for Econometric Theory (EC3327)

Course page for Pre-Sessional Maths (EC5555)