skill shortages, professional labour markets, labour productivity

Publication date: 18 May 2004 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Authors: Forth, J | JEL classification: J23, J24, J44 | NIESR discussion paper number: 235
This paper uses data from the 1998 Technical Graduates Employers Survey, combined with post-survey financial data, to examine the effects of high-level skill shortages on firm-level performance in the UK. We focus specifically on enterprise difficulties in recruiting engineers and scientists with...