Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Labour Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge
Professor Eric French joined the University of Cambridge Economics Department as the Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Labour Economics in October 2020. His areas of expertise are labour economics, public finance and applied econometrics.
Professor French is a co-director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He was previously a professor in the Economics Department at UCL and taught at the Department of Economics and the Business School at Northwestern University. He was senior economist and research advisor on the microeconomics team in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
French's research has been published in Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Handbook of Labor Economics and Journal of Human Resources.