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 Dr. Renuka Metcalfe

Position: Senior Research Officer

B.Sc. (Hons.) (Queen Mary, London), M.Sc. (Birkbeck College, London), Ph.D (Surrey)

Welmerc
School of Business and Economics
Swansea
TEL: +44 (0) 1792 513230
FAX: +44 (0) 1792 295872
E-MAIL: r.metcalfe@swansea.ac.uk

Specialist Subjects: Labour Economics, Wage Determination, Unions, Spillover Effects of Education and Training and Economic Performancee

Research:
Renuka's research is in the area of labour economics. Recently, this has focused on investigating the impact of spillover effects of education and training and older workers and the labour market in the UK. She has also been involved in other policy relevant projects, including work on the Training, Job Satisfaction and Company Performance for the Sector Skills Development Agency and Skills Deficiencies Learning Insight and Labour Productivity Learning Insight for Department for Education, Lifelong Learning and skills - DELLS with MGS Economics.

Administration:
Member, Swansea University Research Forum

PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

“An Exploration of the Skill and Competence Issues of an e-Business Directed Graphic Design Industry", (with Lyndon Murphy, Brychan Thomas, Huw Swayne and Joanna Jones) International Journal of e-Business Management, 2007, 1(1), 22-36.

“The Modern Development of the Agricultural Industry and Farming Enterprise in Jersey”, (with Brychan Thomas), Agricultural Journal 3 (4):263-271, 2008.

 

PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES SUBMITTED AFTER REVISION REQUEST

 

Dynamic Equilibria in Wage Bargaining with Quantitative Evidence”, revision submitted to Manchester School

 

SELECTED PAPERS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATIONS STILL AWAITING DECISION

 

Does forward looking behaviour matter in wage determination?

Ready for submission to Applied Economics.

“The importance of Recruitment and Retention in Wage Bargaining”

Submitted to Labour Economics.

Metcalfe, R. and P. Sloane: “Human Capital Spillovers within the Workplace: Evidence for All Sectors in Great Britain”.

Submitted to International Journal of Manpower, Special Issue (at the editors’ request).

Education and Training Spillovers and Economic Performance: An Analysis using WERS 2004 (longer version)

Submitted to Economic Journal Conference Volume 2008.

 

SELECTED DISCUSSION PAPERS

 

The Dynamic Bargaining Problem”, Swansea University Working Paper No. SBE-E/2006/03.

The Dynamic Bargaining Problem in Labour Markets”, WELMERC, Swansea University Working Paper No. WELMERC/2006/05.

The Dynamic Wage Bargaining Problem”, Surrey University Working Paper No. DP11-06.

“Human Capital Spillovers and Economic Performance in the Workplace in 2004: Some British Evidence”, IZA Discussion Paper No. 2774.

“Human Capital Spillovers and Economic Performance in the Workplace in 2004: Some British Evidence”, Swansea University Working Paper No. SBE-E/2007/01.

“Human Capital Spillovers and Economic Performance in the Workplace in 2004: Some British Evidence”, WELMERC, Swansea University Working Paper No. WELMERC/2007/04.

“Does Forward-Looking Behaviour Matter in Wage Determination?” In the process of being submitted to WELMERC, Swansea University Discussion Paper.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

Metcalfe, R. and P. J. Sloane: “Older Workers and the Labour Market”. Ready for submission.

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED RESEARCH REPORTS

 

Labour Productivity Learning Insight, August 2006, prepared for DELLS (with P.J. Sloane and MGS Economics).

 

Skills Deficiencies Learning Insight, November 2006, prepared for Department for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills – DELLS (with P.J. Sloane, L. Skilton and MGS Economics).

 

Economic Performance Project (with P. J. Sloane and others) for Sector Skills Development Agency. My name is not shown on the document itself, since when the work was bid I had not commenced my employment at Swansea University.

 

Packages Proficient in:

 

Stata, Microfit, PC Give, XPP and Maple.

 

Professional Activities/Reviewer:

 

Bulletin of Economic Research, Manchester School, Applied Economics

 

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

 

October 1991-October 1992      President Economic Society

October 2006-September 2007 Vice-President Ph.D. Representative on the Department of     

                                                   Economics Research Committee, on Department Board 

                                                   Meetings and the Departmental Research Students Committee.

                                                   

Please see my CV here.