Welcome to my Homepage

I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, UK.

I am also 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 as a fellow, to 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. More recently I have been investigating firm dynamics and firms' recruitment policies with the aim of understanding their effects on unemployment and its duration distribution over the business cycle. 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.


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.


Upcoming conferences and workshops:

6th December, 2019: Search and Matching Workshop, Economics Department, University of Essex.


cocarr (at) essex.ac.uk

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

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