Welcome to my Homepage


I am a Professor in Economics at the University of Essex, UK. I am also Deputy Head of Department for Economics.

I am a Co-editor of Labour Economics, The Official Journal of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE)

I am affiliated to IZA as a research fellow, to CESifo and CEPR as a research affiliate and to ISER as a research associate. I am also a member of the Search and Matching Research Group (SAM) .

My research focuses on understanding the effects of human capital, worker mobility and occupational switching on unemployment and wage inequality over the business cycle and in the long-run. I use search and matching theory and quantitative methods as primary tools to study these effects. Here you will find copies of my papers and lecture notes as well as details of the workshops and conference I organise.

Grants

Oct 2011 - Feb 2015: I was a co-principle investigator in the ESRC-funded project "Understanding the impact of recession on labour market behaviour in Britain". For more information about the project visit it's website.

Announcements

Upcoming conferences and workshops:

30th November, 2018: Search and Matching Workshop, Economics Department, University of Essex. (programme)

2nd May, 2019: Search and Matching Workshop, Economics Department, University of Essex.


Contact

cocarr (at) essex.ac.uk

Department of Economics, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

CV curriculum vitae