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Congratulations to Professor Peter Elias CBE

Professor Peter Elias has just celebrated over 40 years at the University of Warwick, which was recognised at a special long service awards ceremony with guests and other members of the university.

At IER, Peter has developed methods for the measurement and analysis of labour market dynamics and has a keen interest in the classification of labour market activities. His most recent work has been on occupational classification which has taken him to over 50 countries.

Find out more about Peter's time at the university.

Professor Peter Elias

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research projects underway at IER

Upcoming event - A way forward for sustainable cities research


IER's Professor Anne Green and Dr Erika Kispeter will give a presentation entitled 'Economic Sustainability Formulating Inclusive Growth Agendas for Cities: A Focus on Labour Markets' at a conference which celebrates the UN World Cities Day on 31 October. The presentation draws on a recently completed study, International policy and practice review: how do cities lead an inclusive growth agenda?, Anne and Erika conducted with Paul Sissons (University of Coventry) and Francesca Froy (Whose City?) for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The conference is organised by the Sustainable Cities Global Research Priority of the University of Warwick and aims to offer the opportunity to hear more about the wide variety of research being undertaken in the cities space.

New report - Graduates in non-graduate occupations

graduate_hats_FT2A recent IER report prepared for HEFCE and SRHE IER's Dr Heike Behle compares the early pathways of graduates from two leaving cohorts: those who graduated in 1999 (‘class of 1999’) and those who graduated from three year courses in 2009 and from four year courses in 2010 ('class of 2009/2010'). It shows that the proportion of employed graduates working in non-graduate jobs during their first year after graduation has remained high with approximately 36 per cent of all employed graduates from three year courses and, respectively 30 per cent of all employed graduates from four year courses working in non-graduate jobs fifteen months after graduation.

Behle, H. (2016) Graduates in non-graduate occupations (Report prepared for HEFCE and SRHE). London: Higher Education Funding Council for England.