Peter Wright

Professor of Economics at University Of Sheffield

Peter graduated from the University of Bristol in 1989 and gained his MA and PhD from the University of Warwick. He previously worked at the University of Nottingham as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Labour Economics. At Nottingham he was one of the Co-founders of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) and, from 2002 to 2010, he was the Programme Co-ordinator of the Globalisation and Labour Market (GLM) Programme. He remains a GEP External Fellow. Peter has completed research projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and has been involved in advisory reports for Deutsche Bank, the (former) Department for Trade and Industry, UK Trade and Investment and the European Commission. Peter joined the Department in September 2010 as Professor of Economics.