The main objective of this research is to investigate the underlying assumptions of the Industrial Strategy in terms of skills and enhance our knowledge of potential changes in the demand for skills over time, using a regional framework. The research will comprise quantitative labour market intelligence (LMI) to help inform national and local industrial/regional strategies while inducing greater focus in the region of Wales. The primary data will be gathered from the Higher Education Data and Analysis (HESA) dataset and will be implemented using econometric and statistical techniques, particularly logistics and quantile regression methods. The data analysis will observe the contribution of graduates, particularly focusing on whether there is a significant effect of graduate mobility on the economy.
Start date:February 2019
Research Supervisor:Professor Nigel OLeary
Supervising school:School of Management, Swansea University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
Research keywords:Graduate Mobility