WED Research Development Workshop – Bank of England (2nd December 2022)

The Wage and Employment Dynamics (WED) hosted a second in a series of workshops which is bringing together academics and policymakers to explore policy relevant research ideas which could be addressed using the new WED datasets. The latest workshop was sponsored by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) and hosted by the Bank of England.

The event was co-chaired by Professor Rebecca Riley (Director, ESCoE) and Damian Whittard (WED Programme Manager), with presentations from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Bank of England; Department for Work and Pensions; Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; and the Home Office’s Migration Advisory Committee.

The delegates initially listened to the challenges identified by the policy community and were then encouraged to develop ideas for research to fill the evidence gap. Funders from Administrative Data Research UK and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) were in attendance to offer guidance and support in terms of what funding was potentially available to support any research ideas developed at the event.

Slides from the workshop are available by clicking on the following link – presentations