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Dr Craig Holmes
Fixed Term Fellow in Economics
I teach tutorials on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Behavioural Economics. Along with Daniel Susskind, I give the undergraduate Labour Economics lectures.
Labour economics, earnings inequality, social mobility, the economics of education, economic growth, skills and skills policy, behavioural economics, experimental economics.
Holmes, C, and Mayhew, K, (2016), 'The economics of higher education', Oxford Review of Economic Policy 32(4), pp 475-496. Link.
Holmes, C, (2013), 'Has the expansion of higher education led to greater economic growth?', National Institute Economic Review 224(1) pp. R29-47. Link.
Holmes, C, (2010), 'Quasi-hyperbolic discounting and retirement: a comment', Journal of Public Economics 94, pp. 135-6. Link.
Holmes, C, and Mayhew, K, (2016), Alternative pathways into the graduate labour market, London: CIPD. Link
Holmes, C, (2016), ‘How should education adapt in the race between education and technology?’ in Citi GPS, Technology at Work v2.0: The Future Is Not What It Used to Be, London: Citi GPS. Link
Holmes, C, (forthcoming), ‘The individual return to acquiring skills’, in Warhurst, C, Buchanan, J, Mayhew, K, and Finegold, D, (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, Oxford: OUP.
Grugulis, I, Mayhew, K, and Holmes, C, (forthcoming), ‘The economic and social benefits of skills’, in Warhurst, C, Buchanan, J, Mayhew, K, and Finegold, D, (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, Oxford: OUP.
Holmes, C, and Mayhew, K, (2015), Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market, London: CIPD. Link
Bowes, L, Evans, J, Nathwani, T, Birkin, G, Boyd, A, Holmes, C, Thomas, L and Jones, S (2015), Understanding progression into higher education for disadvantaged and under-represented groups, BIS research paper no. 229. Link.
Holmes, C, and Mayhew, K, (2014), 'The winners and losers in the hourglass labour market', in Archer, L, Mann, A, and Stanley, J (eds.), Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: theories and evidence, London: Routledge.
Public lecture: Skills, education and work in the digital age
This lecture was given on November 3rd 2016 at the Oxford Martin School. It discuss the recent changes in jobs, the skills needed in work and the implications for inequality, before considering how new technologies will affect these trends over the next few decades. It argues that while education and skills policy is a useful tool, there are limitations to what it can achieve, and that part of a renewed focus on industrial strategy should be to consider ways of shaping, where possible, the demand for skills as much as their supply.