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Kenneth Clark


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Ken Clark FRSA was educated at the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester and has been a member of staff since 1990. He is a research fellow at IZA, Bonn,  a member of the ESRC Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and is the economist member of  the School Teachers Review Body, the expert committee which advises the Secretary of State for Education on the pay of schoolteachers in England.  He is currently Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students (Data) in the Faculty of Humanities and is a former Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Social Science and a former joint head of the Economics department.  He is on Twitter at @KenClarkEcon

Research interests

Specific research interests:

  • Ethnic minorities in the labour market
  • Self-Employment
  • Immigration and internal migration
  • Applied labour economics
  • Applied econometrics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Cathie Marsh Institute


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