Matthew is an applied labour economist. He teaches microeconomics, labour economics and the economics of the public sector. His research includes the relationship between human capital, skills and the labour market, the changing nature of work roles in families and the decline of the male breadwinner model, and the costs of intervention in complex cases of social care. Matthew graduated with a PhD from UEA in 2011. He is also the Employability Officer for the School.

Matthew visits local schools as part of his Outreach activities, giving classes on many aspects of economics as a discipline and its advantages for employability and career options.
Radio appearance on the topic of youth unemployment for Future Radio and Euronet radio.

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