Franz is a Professor of Economics at Westminster Business School, University of Westminster.
His favourite research interests are in the fields of labour and education economics, and much of his research focuses on topics such as the returns to learning and social mobility. Franz has published in leading academic journals and contributed to numerous policy reports. He has worked with a variety of government departments including DfE, HMRC, HMT, BEIS, and the MOD. His research has been covered by various media outlets such as BBC news, BBC Radio 4, The Economist, The Guardian, The Times and Huffington Post.
Franz is the current Director of Research for the Westminster Business School. In this capacity Franz is responsible for the management of Westminster Business School's research portfolio and oversees the research activities of 200 members of staff.