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Professor Nigel O'Leary

Professor, Economics

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602113

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Office - 401
Fourth Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Nigel is a Professor of Economics, deputy director of WELMERC (Welsh Labour Market Evaluation and Research Centre) and a co-director at WISERD (Welsh Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and Methods). His research interests sit broadly within applied labour economics and he has a special interest in regional and well-being considerations. He has a wealth of research and consultancy experience in the areas of labour economics and regional labour markets, economic development and inequalities, and educational attainment. Clients have included BP, Welsh Government, Welsh Development Agency, Equal Opportunities Commission and CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) amongst others.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Labour Economics
  • The Economics of Wellbeing
  • Regional Economics
  • The Economics of Education