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Dr Lynn Gambin

Lynn Gambin left IER in 2016.

Lynn joined the Institute for Employment Research in November 2006. She jointly led a programme of research on apprenticeships, training and skills at IER. Her main interests are in: apprenticeship; vocational education and training (VET); returns to education and training; programme evaluation; applied microeconometrics; labour economics; and, education economics. More information on Lynn's projects.

Selected publications

  • Gambin L and Hogarth T (2015) 'Factors affecting completion of apprenticeship training in England', Journal of Education and Work, (ISSN: 1363-9080) (DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2014.997679)
  • Hogarth T and Gambin L (2014) 'Employer investment in Apprenticeships in England: an exploration of the sensitivity of employers in the construction sector to the net costs of training', Construction Management and Economics, 32 (9), 1 - 12 (ISSN: 0144-6193).
  • Hogarth T, Adams L, Gambin L, Garnett E, Winterbotham M (2014) 'Employer Routed Funding: Employer Responses to Funding Reform', BIS Research Paper number 161, i - 73, London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
  • Gambin L, Beaven R, Hogarth T, May-Gillings M and Long K (2014) 'Methodological Issues in Estimating the Value Added of Further Education, Higher Education and Skills: A review of relevant literature ', BIS Research Paper Number 166, London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

All publications

All conference presentations

External activities

  • Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Education Committee on the inquiry into apprenticeships and traineeships for 16-19 year olds (2014/15)
  • Elected member of Royal Economic Society Women's Committee (2014-2017)
  • External Affiliate of the Health Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), University of York



Senior Research Fellow