Professor Richard Dorsett

Professor of Economic Evaluation

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Richard Dorsett is Professor of Economic Evaluation at the University of Westminster and Visiting Professor at University College London Institute of Education.  He has more than 20 years’ research experience, mostly in the fields of employment, welfare and education/training. 

From 2008 until 2016 he was Principal Research Fellow and Director of Policy Evaluation at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, where he is now a Fellow. Before that, from 2000, he was Research Director at the Policy Studies Institute, also in London.  He has a PhD in economics from the University of Manchester.

Richard specialises in empirical research, applying econometric and statistical models to data in order to test theories and uncover patterns.  For full details of projects and publications, see richarddorsett.com.

2017

What young English people do once they reach school-leaving age: A cross-cohort comparison for the last 30 years (2017)
Dorsett, R. and Anders, J. 2017. What young English people do once they reach school-leaving age: A cross-cohort comparison for the last 30 years. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. 8 (1), pp. 75-103.

2016

The effect of lifelong learning on men's wages (2016)
Dorsett, R., Lui, S. and Weale, M. 2016. The effect of lifelong learning on men's wages. Empirical Economics. 15 (2), pp. 737-762.
Using Administrative Data to Explore the Effect of Survey Nonresponse in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration (2016)
Dorsett, R., Hendra, R. and Robins, P.K. 2016. Using Administrative Data to Explore the Effect of Survey Nonresponse in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration. Evaluation Review.

2015

Breaking the low pay, no pay cycle: the effects of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement programme (2015)
Hendra, R., Riccio, J.A., Dorsett, R. and Robins, P.K. 2015. Breaking the low pay, no pay cycle: the effects of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement programme. IZA Journal of Labor Policy. 4 (14).

2014

Education and its Effects on Income and Mortality of Men aged Sixty-five and over in Great Britain (2014)
Dorsett, R., Lui, S. and Weale, M. 2014. Education and its Effects on Income and Mortality of Men aged Sixty-five and over in Great Britain. Labour Economics. 27, pp. 71-82.
A Multi-Level Analysis of the Impacts of Services Provided By the UK Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration (2014)
Dorsett, R. and Robins, P.K. 2014. A Multi-Level Analysis of the Impacts of Services Provided By the UK Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration. Evaluation Review. 37 (2), pp. 63-108.
Explaining patterns in the school-to-work transition: An analysis using optimal matching (2014)
Dorsett, R. and Lucchino, P. 2014. Explaining patterns in the school-to-work transition: An analysis using optimal matching. Advances in Life Course Research. 22, pp. 1-14.
The effect of temporary in-work support on employment retention: evidence from a field experiment (2014)
Dorsett, R. 2014. The effect of temporary in-work support on employment retention: evidence from a field experiment. Labour Economics. 31, pp. 61-71.

2017

HMP Peterborough Social Impact Bond - learning exercise (2017)
Dorsett, R. 2017. HMP Peterborough Social Impact Bond - learning exercise.
A review of the matching process for the impact analysis of the HMP Peterborough Social Impact Bond (2017)
Anders, J. and Dorsett, R. 2017. A review of the matching process for the impact analysis of the HMP Peterborough Social Impact Bond.
Peterborough social impact bond: final report on cohort 2 analysis (2017)
Anders, J. and Dorsett, R. 2017. Peterborough social impact bond: final report on cohort 2 analysis. Ministry of Justice.

2016

The Work Programme: factors associated with differences in the relative effectiveness of prime providers (2016)
Dorsett, R. and Lucchino, P. 2016. The Work Programme: factors associated with differences in the relative effectiveness of prime providers. Department for Work and Pensions.

2015

Empirical research on youth transitions to and within the labour market (2015)
Speckesser, S., Anders, J., De Coulon, A., Dorsett, R., Espinoza Bustos, H., Kirchner Sala, L. and Nafilyan, V. 2015. Empirical research on youth transitions to and within the labour market. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

2014

Mind the Gap (2014)
Dorsett, R., Rienzo, C., Rolfe, H., Burns, H., Robertson, B-A., Thorpe, B. and Wall, K. 2014. Mind the Gap. Education Endowment Foundation.

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