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Research interests

Kerry Papps is a labour economist, working mostly in the areas of personnel economics and sports economics. He joined the University of Bath in 2011 and became a senior lecturer in 2013. Kerry undertook his undergraduate education in New Zealand and worked for the New Zealand Department of Labour before completing a PhD at Cornell University, where he held a Fulbright Scholarship.

From 2007-2010 he was a research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and in 2011 was a visiting assistant professor at Cornell University. In 2017-2018, he was based at Motu Research in New Zealand.

Kerry is a research fellow of the IZA, Bonn and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and he is an associate member of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy at Bath. He has been commissioned to provide research for the World Bank and the Low Pay Commission.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University

Bachelor of Science with Honours, University of Canterbury

Master of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University of Wellington

External positions

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research Fellow, IZA - Institute of Labor Economics

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Projects 2013 2015

Global Research Scholarship Scheme - Pensions, labour economics, gender inequality and public policy (Onyinye Ezeyi)

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Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Beyond the wage: Changes in employment and compensation patterns in response to the national minimum wage

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Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2000 2018

The effects of income inequality on economic growth : evidence from China

Chen, W. 2018 146 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Income inequality
Economic growth
Empirical results
Open Access
National minimum wage
Minimum wage
Open Access
industrial policy
investment policy
trade barrier

The effects of different types of taxes and government expenditure on economic performance

Perez Fuentes Aleman, L. 2016 312 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access
Fiscal policy
Government expenditure
Economic performance
Tax expenditures
Open Access
Minimum wage
National minimum wage
Labor force