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James Healy

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Institution: Swansea University


Telephone: (01792) 602463


James is a Research Officer in the School of Management. With an academic and professional background holding a BSc in Economics (Swansea University) and MSc in Economics with reference to the Asia Pacific Region (SOAS, London) and undertaking PhD in Labour Economics at Swansea University. Before returning to Swansea University to undertake a PhD, James worked in the City of London as a Renewables and Pricing Analyst for an energy trading firm. His role involved attending Whitehall meetings regarding renewable energy policies in the UK, such as the Feed-in-Tariff and Renewables Obligation. 

Research Interests

Current research interests focus primarily around the UK labour market, specifically Public-Private Sector differences, in areas such as job satisfaction, sexual orientation pay, incremental pay v. Merit pay, and the impact on wage of under- and over-qualification. His work has been presented at several Swansea University internal conferences, nationally at WISERD 2015 and 2016, and internationally at the IZA Labour Economics Summer Conference in Germany. He also possesses prior teaching experience in the areas of Microeconomics, Labour Economics, Managerial Economics, and Economics for Business.

Current Research

More recently James has been working on a WISERD Civil Society project using ARDC linked data to examine health and educational links, using health and school data from across Wales.



Latest News
Samuel Brown wins WISERD Poster Prize 2017 sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales

13th July 2017

The Learned Society of Wales has announced PhD student, Samuel Brown from Swansea University, as winner of the WISERD Annual Conference 2017 Poster Prize. He receives an award of £200 from the Learned Society of Wales.


WISERD Annual Conference 2017

7th July 2017

On 5th-6th of July, WISERD colleagues were joined by academics across a diverse range of disciplines and other colleagues with an interest in the social sciences at Wales’s largest social science conference, which took place at Bangor University.


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