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Peter Spittal

Peter Spittal

Research Associate


PhD Economics, University College London, 2020
MRes Economics, University College London, 2015
MPhil Economics (with distinction), University of Cambridge, 2012
BA Economics (first class honours), University of Cambridge, 2011

Peter is an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Bristol and a Research Associate at the IFS. His interests are in applied microeconomics, particularly labour and public economics. He received his PhD from the Department of Economics, University College London.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W21/29
We develop a measure of labour market opportunities for heterogenous types of worker, exploiting information on their suitability diļ¬€erent jobs encoded in historical patterns of worker mobility.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
We reflect on the current state of the labour market and ask whether the composition of jobs demanded looks different in ways which could affect the careers of workers.
Briefing note
We address questions around vacancies and labour shortages by bringing together fine-grained data on the demand and supply sides of the labour market up to the summer of 2021.