Specific research interests:
Martyn's research interests are in mainstream applied labour economics, using large-scale micro- and panel- datasets. These include: training and matching in the youth labour market, wages in unionised labour markets, hours of work, work sharing, matched employee-employer data, education gender gaps, and inter-regional migration.
Current research projects:
Martyn's current interests focus on the methodology and use of linked employer-employee datasets (LEEDs), where he has collaborated with the Institut fur Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nurnberg, who fund and manage one of a small number of a matched employee-employer panel datasets in circulation. This research originated when he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham, (part-time, October 2001-September 2002) and was recently funded by an ESRC Grant entitled "Ownership, wages, and spill-overs: an analysis using linked employer-employee data'', with R. Upward (Nottingham), T. Schank (Erlangen) and L. Bellmann (IAB).