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 Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies

Senior Research Fellow, WISERD

02920 870328
03.14, sbarc|spark, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


I am a Cardiff Co-Director for the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD).

As an applied labour economist, I have undertaken a research examining a variety of issues related to employment and the labour market.  This research has been based on large scale primary data collection, as well as conducting analysis on secondary survey and administrative data sources. My research has been published in leading journals including Labour Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. My work has had significant impact outside of academia and I frequently make presentations of my research to policy experts and scientific advisory boards.


Prior to joining WISERD, I worked at the Institute for Employment Research at Warwick University (1999-2006) and the Office for National Statistics (2006-09).


My research interests include:

  • occupational and social classification;
  • gender pay gaps;
  • workplace accidents and occupational ill-health;
  • the evaluation of programmes that support progression and participation in the labour market
  • the determinants of trade union membership and the effects of unions on labour market outcomes.