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Research interests

I have been a Professor of Education and Political Economy at the University of Bath since 1996.

  • Fellow the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS),
  • Eleven books published  (3 published by Oxford University Press with translations of four books into several languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean).
  • Since 2005 he has given keynote presentations in over 17 countries, including World Bank in Washington, International Labour Office in Geneva, European Commission in Brussels.
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Witswaterand, UCL Institute of Education, London University and the University of Turku.
  • Currently Visiting Professor at the Centre for Skills, Performance and Productivity Research, Institute for Adult Learning/Workforce Development Agency,  Singapore
  • Director, The Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath, 2014-2016.
  • Long track record of successful doctoral supervision (37 Doctoral students).


Key publications

Research interests

  • Political economy of skill formation
  • Educational policy
  • Political economy of education
  • School effectiveness

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Projects 2007 2022

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knowledge transfer
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Education, Well Being and the Emergent Economies of Brazil, Russia and South Africa

Daniels, H. R. J. & Lauder, H.



Project: Research council


Research Output 1992 2020

Revolutions in Educational Policy: The Vexed Question of Evidence and Policy Development

Lauder, H., 1 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Education and the Struggle for Social Justice: Essays Inspired by the Work of Geoff Whitty . Brown, A. & Wisby, E. (eds.). London, U. K.: Institute of Education Press, p. 179-196 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Death of Human Capital?

Brown, P., Lauder, H. & Chung, S. Y., 2019, (Accepted/In press) New York, U. S. A.: Oxford University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

6 Citations (Scopus)

Fractures in the education-economy relationship: The end of the skill bias technological change research programme?

Lauder, H., Brown, P. & Cheung, S. Y., 2018, In : Oxford Review of Economic Policy. 34, 3, p. 495-515 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

research program
political economy
empirical analysis
labor market

Powerful sociological knowledge? An analysis of the British Sociological Association and the Sociology School Curriculum in England

Kupfer, A., Lauder, H., Guile, D. (ed.), Reiss, M. (ed.) & Lambert, D. (ed.), 10 Aug 2017, Sociology, Curriculum Studies and Professional Knowledge: New Perspectives on the Work of Michael Young. Guile, D., Lambert, D. & Reiss, M. J. (eds.). Routledge, 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A critical review of graduate employability skills : lessons from the Maltese experience

Author: Thake, A. M., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Cressey, P. (Supervisor) & Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Addressing the Social Exclusion of Children from Primary Education: Country Analyses of India and Mozambique

Author: Jenkins, R., 1 Jul 2009

Supervisor: Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)


An Evaluation Of Selected Interventions To Raise Participation At University Within The UK Widening Participation Policy Context

Author: Toloue Kashefpakdel, E., 12 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


An investigation into how white working class students break the trend of underachievement and accomplish academic success

Author: Barrett, G., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD