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The Global Auction: SOCSI research featured in prestigious international journal

2 July 2013

Professor Phil Brown

 Professor Phillip Brown

Professor Phillip Brown has contributed to an article in the World Policy Journal, a prestigious publication associated with the World Policy Institute in New York.

The article, entitled ‘Auctioning the Future of Work’, discusses three trends that are contributing to the global auction for jobs: the Quality-Cost revolution, Digital Taylorism and Stratifying workers.

These trends are based on findings from cutting-edge research as part of a major international study included in the book The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes (2011), of which Professor Brown is one of the authors.

The global jobs auction is the concept that the competition for good, middle-class jobs is now a worldwide competition - an auction for cut-priced brainpower - driven by an explosion of higher education across the world.

The book received international claim and positive reviews when it was published. Comments included, “a brilliant book”, “thought-provoking” and “a must-read for parents, college students, and policymakers”.

Click here to view more reviews and comments as well as a video of Professor Brown talking about the research in more detail.

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