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Jennifer Smith

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Jennifer Smith

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Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 23469

Email: Jennifer dot Smith at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S1.125

Advice and feedback hours:
No advice and feedback hours during term 1 or term 3 as I am on study leave.

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Dr Jennifer C Smith

Associate Professor of Economics

Jennifer is a Member of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) and a Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) Research Associate.

Research Interests

  • My research focuses on labour market and wage dynamics.
  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomics

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  • UG: EC204/EC239 Economics 2 (I teach Macroeconomics)
  • PG MSc: EC990 Topics in Applied Macroeconomics (I teach Macro-Labour topics)

Recent Publications

"In the Shadow of the Gulag: Worker Discipline under Stalin", (with Marcus Miller), Journal of Comparative Economics.

"Wage Setting - Flexibility and Rigidity in the UK since 1975", presentation to Central Bank of Ireland, Dublin, 11 December 2014.

"Pay Growth, Fairness and Job Satisfaction: Implications for Nominal and Real Wage Rigidity", CAGE Working Paper 130 (June 2013). Additional Online Appendix.

Discussion of "What's Going On Behind the Euro Area Beveridge Curve?" by Bonthuis, Jarvis and Vanhala [original paper]. ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop 2012 on "Labour Market Policies and the Crisis", held at the European Central Bank, Frankfurt 17-18 December 2012.

"Unemployment and Mismatch in the UK", Bank of England/Institute of Macroeconomics Conference on "Unemployment, productivity and potential output: the aftermath of the crisis" (October 2012).

The Role of Worker Flows in the Dynamics and Distribution of Unemployment (with Michael W L Elsby and Jonathan Wadsworth), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol.27, pp.338-363. June 2011 version available as IZA Discussion Paper 5784. April 2011 version available as Warwick Economics Research Paper number 962.

The Ins and Outs of UK Unemployment (April 2011 version). Published in the The Economic Journal, vol.121, issue.552, pp.402-444. VoxEu column on the Ins and Outs of UK Unemployment.

Recession and prospects for recovery, comparing UK and US, [Powerpoint or PDF]: Bank of England, 25 March 2011 (based on an update of Elsby and Smith, 2010). [Powerpoint or PDF]: ONS Labour Market Satistics Conference, BIS Conference Centre, London, 2 March 2011.

The Great Recession in the UK Labour Market: A Transatlantic Perspective (September 2010 version) (with Michael W L Elsby). Published in the National Institute Economic Review, No.214, R26-R37 (October 2010). September 2010 version available as Warwick Economics Research Paper number 945.

Differences in decline: quantile regression analysis of union wage premia in the United Kingdom, 1991-2003 (April 2009) (with Wiji Arulampalam and Alejandra Manquilef). IZA Discussion Paper 4138.

How costly is downward nominal rigidity in the United Kingdom? (August 2006). Research supported by DTI Labour Market Flexibility Small Grants Fund.

Nominal wage rigidity in the United Kingdom, Economic Journal 110 (March 2000), 176-195.

Older Publications

Market structure in mobile telecoms: qualified indirect access and the receiver pays principle, Information, Economics and Policy 10 (December 1999) (with Chris Doyle).

Crime and drugs: an economic analysis, Warwick Economics Research Paper 477 (April 1997).

Effet de pouvoir de négociation et du marché local du travail sur la détermination des salaires (Bargaining power and local labour market influences on wage determination), Economie et Prevision 126 (1996-5) 1-17.

Wage interactions: comparisions or fall-back options, Economic Journal 106 (March 1996) 495-506.