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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
Young People and Brexit

22nd March 2017

WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into how young people in the UK feel about, and are responding to, the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK’s exit from the European Union.


Poverty and Food Banks in Wales

16th March 2017

Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of research shared at WISERD’s latest civil society seminar, held at Cardiff last night. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences presented findings from their research exploring the experience of food poverty in Wales.


Featured Events
26 April, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth University (room to be confirmed)

As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.