Craig Holmes is a labour economist and Departmental Lecturer in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. Prior to that, he was a Teaching Fellow in Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford. He has previously been a research fellow in the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance at the Oxford University Department of Education and a senior researcher in the Employment, Equity and Growth project at the Oxford Martin School. He completed his D.Phil in Economics in 2012.
His recent research has focused on earnings inequality, social and occupational mobility, economic growth and the economics of education, particularly focused on higher education and skills policy in the UK. He has particularly been focusing on the impact of new technology, how this affects both the structure of occupations in a labour market and the design and requirements of the jobs that are available in the workplace, and what this means for wages, progression and skill utilization. He is currently working on a comparative project on young people not in employment, education and training alongside research teams in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan.