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Professor in Economics in the Business SchoolMHL 167+44 (0) 191 33 45517

Biography

He has held many visiting research appointments in Europe – most recently at the Institute for Higher Studies in Vienna and as Commerzbank Chair at the Technical University of Chemnitz – and currently holds several research fellowships in Europe and the United States. Addison has published widely in the major economics and specialty labour journals, including the Economic Journal, Journal of Business, Journal of Human Resources, Review of Economics & Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Labour Economics.

He is the author of a number of labour economics texts, including The Economic Analysis of Unions: New Approaches and Evidence (with Barry T. Hirsch), Job Displacement: Consequences and Implications for Policy, and, most recently, The Economics of Codetermination: Some Lessons from the German Experience. His immediate research interests are minimum wages, the erosion of collective bargaining in Germany and its consequences, high dimensional fixed effect wage regression models, and the analysis of female promotion and pay.

Mini Biography

John T. Addison is a labour economist who was educated at the London School of Economics (BSc, MSc, and PhD). After completing his studies at LSE, he was an economic adviser at the Office of Manpower Economics in London for a year before leaving to take up a lectureship in political economy at the University of Aberdeen, followed some years later by a professorship at the University of South Carolina where he became Hugh C. Lane Professor of Economic Theory.

Research interests

  • minimum wage
  • the erosion of collective bargaining in Germany and its consequences
  • high dimensional fixed effect wage regression models
  • female promotion and pay

Publications

Authored book

  • Welfens, P.J.J. & Addison, J.T. (2009). Innovation, Employment and Growth Policy Issues in the EU and the US. Springer Verlag.
  • Addison, J.T. (2009). The Economics of Codetermination: Lessons from the German Experience. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Addison, J.T. (2007). Recent Developments in Labour Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Addison, J.T. & Schnabel, C. (2003). International Handbook of Trade Unions. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Addison, J.T. & Welfens, P.J.J. (2003). Labour Markets and Social Security. Berlin & New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Welfens, P.J.J., Addison, J.T., Audretsch, D.B., Gries, T. & Grupp, H. (1999). Globalization, Economic Growth and Innovation Dynamics. Berlin & New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Welfens, P.J.J., Audretsch, D.B., Addison, J.T. & Grupp, H. (1998). Technological Competition, Employment and Innovation Policy in OECD Countries. Berlin, New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Addison, J.T. & Welfens, P.J.J. (1998). Labour markets and social security: wage costs, social security financing and labor market reforms in Europe and policy implications. Berlin, New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Addison, J.T. & Stanley Siebert, W. (1997). Labour Markets in Europe: Issues of Harmonization and Regulation. London: The Dryden Press.
  • Addison, J.T. (1991). Job Displacement: Consequences and Implications for Policy. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press.
  • Addison, J.T. & Hirsch, B.T. (1986). The Economic Analysis of Unions - New Approaches and Evidence. London and Boston George Allen and Unwin.
  • Addison, J.T. & Burton, J. (1984). Trade Unions and Society: Some Lessons of the British Experience. Vancouver: Fraser Institute.
  • Addison, J.T. & Siebert, W.S. (1979). The Market for Labor: An Analytical Treatment. Santa Monica, California: Goodyear/Prentice-Hall.

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