Prof Mike Elsby

Professor of Economics


Mike Elsby's research focuses on the interface between macroeconomics and labour economics, in particular unemployment and wage determination.

Recent work has examined the measurement of labour market flows in developed economies, the modelling of worker and job flows over the business cycle and across firms, the economics of adjustment costs, the role of trend wage growth on long-term increases in joblessness, and the aggregate labour market effects of downward rigidity in wages.

Mike studied economics at the London School of Economics, culminating in a Ph.D. in 2005. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. He is an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE.

Research summary

Labour economics



Wage determination

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