Peter Urwin, Professor of Applied Economics


Peter is Director of the Centre for Employment Research at the University of Westminster. Most of his time is spent leading studies that use Big Data to answer questions for policymakers and business. Over the last 15 years he has been commissioned by DfE, MoJ, MoD, HMRC, BEIS, DIT and DWP to lead studies that tackle issues of education and social mobility, equality and diversity, entrepreneurship, employment relations and housing. Peter’s academic and policy work covers around 100 published outputs; he has provided expert advice to a range of bodies including DfE, the Cabinet Office, National Audit Office and Ernst and Young; and is currently Principle Investigator for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded study, Early Identification of Young People at Risk of Poor Educational and Labour Market Outcomes.

Peter Urwin, Professor of Applied Economics' Programmes

Economist Questions

Economist Questions

This series of interviews and discussion pieces asks the kinds of questions we would expect of a typical economist. In the series, Peter will tackle issues such as discrimination; whether there is a role for unions in the gig economy; what we might be able to do to alleviate London’s accommodation crisis and what is wrong with the UK education system. Through discussion with experts, the show will help to inform listeners about the key issues that matter in these debates.