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Dr David Morris

BA (Hons) (University of Sheffield), Masters (University of Sheffield), PhD (University of Sheffield), PG Certificate in Higher Education (Aston University)
Assistant Professor in Industrial Economics (Teaching Focused)

Division: Industrial Economics
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467722
Location: B05 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

I am a labour economist and obtained my PhD from the University of Sheffield. My research mainly focuses on measuring the influence skill shortages have in the UK labour market. I taught for a number of years at Aston University before, being heavily involved in the provision of econometrics modules, before joining Nottingham in 2018.

I am keen to see the real-world impact of my academic work and thus have been involved in consultancy projects both for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). My recent work for the ILO in Jordan and Lebanon was investigating the potential to mitigate the labour market tension of the Syrian refugee crisis through employment-intensive infrastructure programmes.

I am a keen teacher and enjoy sharing my knowledge of economics with students.

I am module convenor of the following modules:


Public Choice and Economic Policy-Making (N13407)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Labour Economics: Skills, Education, Training, Wages Applied microeconometrics.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Discussion Papers

Vaidya. K; Morris. D, 2017, "Wage Rate and Labour Supply Study in Lebanon: KfW-ILO Employment-Intensive Infrastructure Works (EIIW) Project in Lebanon,", International Labour Organisation: Working Paper.

Vaidya. K; Morris. D; Abbadi, S.; Tarawaneh, T; Haddadin, W, 2017, "Wage Rate and Labour Supply Study in Mafraq and Irbid Governorates: KfW-ILO Employment- Intensive Infrastructure Works (EIIW) Project in Jordan", International Labour Organisation: Working Paper.

Vaidya. K; Morris. D; Abbadi, S. 2016, "Towards a better understanding of employment e ects of infrastructure: EmpIA Indicators Guide", International Labour Organisation: Working Paper.



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