I'm a teaching fellow in Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford, senior research fellow on the Employment, Equity and Growth programme with INET@Oxford and research associate of the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). From 2009 until 2013 I was a research fellow at SKOPE.
I blog about economics at http://somewhaticonoclastic.wordpress.com
Labour economics, earnings inequality, social mobility, behavioural economics, experimental economics, the economics of education, skills and skills policy.
Holmes, C, and Mayhew, K, (2016), 'The economics of higher education', Oxford Review of Economic Policy 32(4), pp 475-496. Link.
Holmes, C, (2013), 'Has the expansion of higher education led to greater economic growth?', National Institute Economic Review 224(1) pp. R29-47. Link.
Holmes, C, (2010), 'Quasi-hyperbolic discounting and retirement: a comment', Journal of Public Economics 94, pp. 135-6. Link.
Holmes, C, and Mayhew, K, (2016), Alternative pathways into the graduate labour market, London: CIPD. Link
Holmes, C, (2016), ‘How should education adapt in the race between education and technology?’ in Citi GPS, Technology at Work v2.0: The Future Is Not What It Used to Be, London: Citi GPS. Link
Holmes, C, (forthcoming), ‘The individual return to acquiring skills’, in Warhurst, C, Buchanan, J, Mayhew, K, and Finegold, D, (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, Oxford: OUP. Draft
Grugulis, I, Mayhew, K, and Holmes, C, (forthcoming), ‘The economic and social benefits of skills’, in Warhurst, C, Buchanan, J, Mayhew, K, and Finegold, D, (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, Oxford: OUP.
Holmes, C, and Mayhew, K, (2015), Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market, London: CIPD. Link
Bowes, L, Evans, J, Nathwani, T, Birkin, G, Boyd, A, Holmes, C, Thomas, L and Jones, S (2015), Understanding progression into higher education for disadvantaged and under-represented groups, BIS research paper no. 229. Link.
Holmes, C, and Mayhew, K, (2014), 'The winners and losers in the hourglass labour market', in Archer, L, Mann, A, and Stanley, J (eds.), Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: theories and evidence, London: Routledge.
'Are non-graduate jobs upgrading to give the graduates who do them more autonomy?', The Conversation, August 21st 2015, Link.
'Manufacturing skills', letter published in The Economist, May 9th 2015, Link.
'Turning over the 'hourglass' labour market argument', Policy Network, November 27th 2014, Link.
'Hourglass job markets and earnings inequality', OECD Insights, March 7th 2012, Link.