David Spencer WP2 & WP12
Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
is Professor of Economics and Political Economy, at the University of Leeds. He has published extensively in the areas of labour economics, macroeconomics, political economy, and social well-being. His research has been funded by the ESRC, EPSRC, Health and Safety Executive, and the Department of Trade and Industry. He is author of The Political Economy of Work (Routledge, 2009). Recent journal articles include: ‘Promoting High Quality Work: Obstacles and Opportunities’, Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming: ‘Getting Personnel: Contesting and Transcending the ‘New Labour Economics’’, Work, Employment, and Society, 25: 1, 118-131, 2011; ‘The ‘Work as Bad’ Thesis in Economics: Origins, Evolution, and Challenges’, Labor History, 50: 1, 39-57, 2009.