My paper entitled "Looking for the `Best and Brightest': Hiring difficulties and high-skilled foreign workers" has been showcased in this report from the OECD Regional Development Studies. You can find it in Box 2.3. at page 44 of the report.
Not in 100 years have we seen such an economic event in the labor market as that of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even the Great Recession of 2008 does not compare to the global effect the virus has had on the balance of life and work. Looking at a combination of US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Talent.com data, we see how the US labor market continues to recover in 2021 from the shock of COVID-19 and what may come next.
In the wake of a third year dealing with an unprecedented pandemic that has turned life as we know it upside down, we paint a retrospective portrait of the British labour market during this crisis period and present our educated guesses as to what we can expect for 2022. In this report, we combine official statistics from the Office for National Statistics with data from Talent.com to give an overview of how the job market has been affected by Covid-19 and Brexit, how labour market tightness has increased in the last two years and how it’s projected to keep evolving in 2022.
Media coverage: British Herald
Each year, the ‘international job market for economists’ involves over 1,000 junior candidates and several hundred recruiters from all over the world meeting for short pre-screening interviews at annual congresses in Europe and in the US, thus generating a momentous and avoidable global hypermobility. This column argues it is time to reassess this unsustainable recruitment system and estimates the carbon footprint of alternative systems.
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