Professor Sloane is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at Swansea University in the UK and an Ex-Director of the Welsh Economic Labour Market Evaluation and Research Centre at that University.
His research interests are in labour economics, the economics of education and the economics of sport. He has written especially widely on topics related to low-wage employment and the consequences of minimum wage regulation in Britain and continental Europe.
He was a founding member of the European Low Wage Employment Network (LOWER) which was funded by the European Union and produced a large number of books and papers during its 12 years of activity.
Peter was appointed Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, in 2001, and has been a Visiting Professor and Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne since 2007. Peter is also a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University since 2009.