Professor Steve Bradley

Professor

Current Research

My current research is in three areas: (i) a comparative analysis of spatial variations in youth unemployment in Italy, Spain and the UK using LFS data for the period 1993-2010; (ii) an investigation of causal links between test scores, truancy and youth unemployment using multiple versions of the Youth Cohort Surveys; and (iii) the analysis of the effect of HE funding regime changes on student dropout behaviour using HESA data.

Employment protection, threat and incentive effects on worker absence
Bradley, S., Green, C., Leeves, G. 06/2014 In: British Journal of Industrial Relations. 52, 2, p. 333-358. 26 p.
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Estimating the stock-flow matching model using micro data
Andrews, M.J., Bradley, S., Stott, D., Upward, R. 10/2013 In: Journal of the European Economic Association. 11, 5, p. 1153-1177. 25 p.
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Funding, school specialisation and test scores: an evaluation of the specialist schools policy using matching models
Bradley, S., Migali, G., Taylor, J. 2013 In: Journal of Human Capital. 7, 1, p. 76-106. 31 p.
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The joint evaluation of multiple educational policies: the case of specialist schools and Excellence in Cities policies in Britain
Bradley, S., Migali, G. 1/07/2012 In: Education Economics. 20, 3, p. 322-342. 21 p.
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The Effect of Relative Wages and External Shocks on Public Sector Turnover
Bradley, S., Green, C., Mangan, J. 06/2012 In: Economic Record. 88, 281, p. 243-261. 19 p.
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Efficiency in the further education sector in England
Johnes, J., Bradley, S., Little, A. 01/2012 In: Open Journal of Statistics. 2, 1, p. 131-140. 10 p.
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The direct and indirect effects of education policy on school and post school outcomes
Migali, G., Bradley, S. 2012
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Gender wage gaps within a public sector: Evidence from personnel data
Bradley, S., Green, C., Mangan, J. 2011 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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Education Mergers and Students' Dropout Decisions: Evidence from the UK FE Sector
Iraci Capuccinello, R., Bradley, S. 2011
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The measurement and determinants of efficiency and productivity in the further education sector in England
Johnes, J., Bradley, S., Little, A. 2010 In: Bulletin of Economic Research. 62, 1, p. 1-30. 30 p.
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The distributional impact of increased school resources: the Specialist Schools Initiative and the Excellence in Cities Programme
Taylor, J., Bradley, S., Migali, G. 2009 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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Diversity, choice and the quasi-market: An empirical analysis of secondary education policy in England
Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2009 In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 72, 1, p. 1-26. 26 p.
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An investigation of the magnitude of educational disadvantage amongst indigenous and non-indigenous minority groups in Australia
Bradley, S. 2008 In: Journal of Population Economics. 20, 3, p. 547-569. 23 p.
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Successful employer search? An empirical analysis of vacancy duration using micro data
Bradley, S., Andrews, M.J., Stott, D., Upward, R. 2008 In: Economica. 75, 299, p. 455-480. 26 p.
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Dropping out of post-compulsory education in the UK: an analysis of determinants and outcomes
Bradley, S., Lenton, P. 2008 In: Journal of Population Economics. 20, 2, p. 299-328. 30 p.
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Worker absence and shirking : evidence from matched teacher-school data.
Bradley, S., Green, C., Leeves, G. 06/2007 In: Labour Economics. 14, 3, p. 319-334. 16 p.
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Do peers matter? Evidence from student mobility data in England
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2007 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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The magnitude of educational disadvantage of indigenous minority groups in Australia
Bradley, S., Draca, M., Green, C., Leeves, G. 2007 In: Journal of Population Economics. 20, 3, p. 547-569. 23 p.
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The magnitude of educational disadvantage amongst indigenous minority groups in Australia.
Bradley, S., Draca, M., Green, C., Leeves, G. 2007 In: Journal of Population Economics. 20, 3, p. 547-569. 23 p.
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The role of pecuniary and non-pecuniary factors in teacher turnover and mobility decisions
Bradley, S., Green, C., Leeves, G. 2006 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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Does secondary school size make a difference? A systematic review
Newman, M., Garrett, Z., Elbourne, D., Bradley, S., Noden, P., Taylor, J., West, A. 2006 In: Educational Research Review. 1, 1, p. 41-60. 20 p.
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The estimated effect of Catholic schooling on educational outcomes using propensity score matching
Bradley, S., Taylor, J., Nguyen, A.N. 2006 In: Bulletin of Economic Research. 58, 4, p. 285-307. 23 p.
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The estimated effect of Catholic schooling on educational outcomes using propensity score matching
Nguyen, A.N., Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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Measuring pre and post-labour market occupational segregation using Careers Service Data
Bradley, S., Stott, D., Andrews, M. 2004 In: Journal of Education and Work. 17, 1, p. 3-26. 24 p.
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The school-to-work transition
Nguyen, A.N., Bradley, S. 2004 In: International Handbook on the Economics of Education. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 484-521. 38 p. ISBN: 1-84376-119-X.
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Economics of education
Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2004 In: Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 51, 2, p. 151-266. 116 p.
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The economics of secondary schools
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2004 In: International Handbook on the Economics of Education. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 368-414. 47 p. ISBN: 1-84376-119-X.
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Ethnicity educational attainment and the school-to-work transition
Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2004 In: Manchester School. 72, 3, p. 317-346. 30 p.
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The impacts of human resource management practices and pay inequality on workers' job satisfaction
Petrescu, A.I., Simmons, R., Bradley, S. 2004 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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School performance in Australia: is there a role for quasi-markets?
Draca, M., Green, C., Bradley, S. 2004 In: Australian Economic Review. 37, 3, p. 271-286. 16 p.
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Social exclusion and labour market transitions: a multi-state multi-spell analysis using the BHPS
Bradley, S., Crouchley, R., Oskrochi, G. 2003 In: Labour Economics. 10, 6, p. 659-679. 21 p.
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Job autonomy and job satisfaction: new evidence
Taylor, J., Bradley, S., Nguyen, A.N. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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Relative pay and job satisfaction: some new evidence
Taylor, J., Bradley, S., Nguyen, A.N. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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Matching the demand for and supply of training in the school-to-work transition
Andrews, M.J., Bradley, S., Stott, D. 03/2002 In: Economic Journal. 112, 478, p. c201-c219. 19 p.
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The Report Card on Competition in Schools
Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2002 London : Adam Smith Institute. ISBN: 1902737326.
Book

The effect of the quasi-market on the efficiency-equity trade-off in the secondary school sector
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2002 In: Bulletin of Economic Research. 54, 3, p. 295-314. 20 p.
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Estimating the probability of a match using micro-economic data for the youth labour market
Andrews, M.J., Upward, R., Bradley, S. 2001 In: Labour Economics. 8, 3, p. 335-357. 23 p.
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The effect of school size on the exam performance of secondary schools
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2001 In: Urban Planning and Management. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 291-324. 34 p. ISBN: 1-84064-219-X.
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The economics of eastward enlargement of the European Union
Bradley, S., Read, R.A. 2001 In: Industrial Relations Journal. 32, 5, p. 380-400. 21 p.
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The effect of competition on the efficiency of secondary schools in England
Bradley, S., Johnes, G., Millington, J. 2001 In: European Journal of Operational Research. 135, 3, p. 545-568. 24 p.
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Britain, EMU and the European economy
Whittaker, J., Bradley, S. 2000 In: Industrial Relations Journal. 31, 4, p. 261-274. 14 p.
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Testing for quasi-market forces in secondary education
Taylor, J., Crouchley, R., Millington, J., Bradley, S. 2000 In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 62, p. 357-390. 34 p.
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Resource utilisation and economies of size in secondary schools
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2000 In: Bulletin of Economic Research. 52, 1, p. 1-14. 14 p.
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The European economy: labour market efficiency, privatization and minimum wages
Sapsford, D.R., Elliott, C.F., Millington, J., Bradley, S. 1999 In: Industrial Relations Journal. 30, 4, p. 291-312. 22 p.
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Estimating youth training wage differentials during and after training
Andrews, M.J., Upward, R., Bradley, S. 1999 In: Oxford Economic Papers. 51, 3, p. 517-544. 28 p.
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The European economy: regional disparities and social exclusion
Sapsford, D.R., Millington, J., Bradley, S. 1998 In: Industrial Relations Journal, European Annual Review 1997. 29, p. 23-48. 26 p.
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The effect of school size on exam performance in secondary schools
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 1998 In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 60, 3, p. 291-324. 34 p.
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The effect of spatial competition on secondary school exam performance
Bradley, S., Millington, J. 1998 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
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Unemployment in Europe: a comparative analysis of regional disparities in Germany, Italy and the UK
Bradley, S. 1997 In: Kyklos. 50, p. 221-245. 25 p.
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Modelling the transition from school to work and the demand for training in the United Kingdom
Bradley, S., Andrews, M.J. 1997 In: Economica. 64, p. 387-413. 27 p.
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