Simon Kirby no longer works at NIESR
Simon is a Senior Economist at the Bank of England; his research interests include: Macroeconomic modelling, forecasts and nowcasts of the UK economy, labour market policy evaluation, and industrial/ employment relations.
MSc (Econ) in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (awarded with distinction), London School of Economics, University of London, 1999
BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2010
BA in Economics and Human Resource Management, Keele University, 1998
Senior Economist, Bank of England, 2017 - present
Principal Research Fellow, NIESR, 2011-2017
Research Fellow, NIESR, 2007-2011
Senior Research Officer, NIESR, 2005-2007
Research Officer, NIESR, 1999-2005
Kirby, S., Riley, R., (2008) 'The external returns to education: UK evidence using repeated cross-sections', Labour Economics, Vol. 15, pp. 619-630
Kirby, S. and Riley, R. (2007) ‘ICT and the returns to schooling and job-specific experience’, National Institute Economic Review, No. 201, pp. 76-85.
Riley, R., Kirby, S., Meadows, P., van de Ven, J. and Barrell, R. (2007) ‘Evaluation of the macroeconomic impact of Jobcentre Plus and Jobseeker’s Allowance New Deals: a feasibility study’. DWP Research Report No. 433, CDS: Leeds.
Barrell, R., Kirby, S and Riley, R. (2006) ‘Pensions, Saving and the UK Economy’, Report for the Pensions Commission.
Kirby, S. and Mitchell, J. (2006) ‘Prudence and UK Trend Growth’, National Institute Economic Review, No. 197, pp. 58-64.
Forth, J., Kirby, S., Bryson, A., (2005) 'High Involvement Management Practices, Trade Union Representation and Workplace Performance in Britain', Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 52, pp. 451-491
Barrell, R., Kirby, S. and Riley, R. (2004) ‘The current position of UK house prices’, National Institute Economic Review, No. 189, pp. 57-60.
Kirby, S. and Riley, R. (2004) ‘Compulsory work-focused interviews for inactive benefit claimants: an evaluation of the British ONE pilots’, Labour Economics, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 415-29.
Barrell, R., Kirby, S. and Riley, R. (2003) ‘Changing the inflation target’, National Institute Economic Review, No. 185, pp. 50-53.
Barrell, R., Kirby, S., Riley, R. and van Welsum, D. (2003) ‘Measuring the macroeconomic effects of reducing benefit dependency’, National Institute Economic Review, No. 186, pp. 85-97.