Dr Neha Prashar

Research Fellow

Neha gained her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Economics at University College London and went onto do her Master’s degree in Development Economics at the University of Birmingham.

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Biography

Neha gained her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Economics at University College London and went onto do her Master’s degree in Development Economics at the University of Birmingham. After successfully receiving funding for her PhD, she is finishing her PhD in Economics at the University of Birmingham and gained a Research Fellow position at the Enterprise Research Centre.

Past research focuses on the labour market in India, assessing the impact of affirmative action policies in public employment on targeted groups. Her interests lie in the field of labour, gender and development economics.

Insight

Job Creation and Destruction in the UK 1998-2018

Using an established international analytical framework for job creation and destruction we observe that just over a quarter of all jobs in the private sector were either destroyed or created over a typical 12 month period – a remarkable level of turbulence in the UK labour market which provides a more granular analysis of the recent so-called ‘employment miracle’. Despite the rise in employment since the Great Recession there has been a slight fall in the measure of business dynamism which is a cause for concern given its importance to the overall level of productivity in the economy.

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