Johnny Runge is a Social Researcher in NIESR’s Employment and Social Policy team, with a focus on qualitative research. His main interest is in the area of public perceptions, especially on immigration attitudes and how people think about the economy and economic concepts. He also researches education and labour market disadvantage, including on issues related to barriers to employment and educational achievement, low pay, non-traditional forms of work, welfare reform and disadvantaged groups. His research has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Low Pay Commission, Office of Manpower Economics, BEIS, Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Education Endowment Foundation.
MSc Comparative Political Economy (Distinction) at LSE (2014-15)
BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics (First Class) at Durham University (2010-13)
Social Researcher at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (2016 – Present)
EU Researcher at Policy Network (2016)
Research Assistant at the Constitution Unit, University College London (2015-16)
Political and Economic Trainee at Danish Embassy in Greece, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013-14)
Primary and Secondary School Teacher at Bjørnehøjskolen (2009-10)
How employers set pay for young people, for the Low Pay Commission (LPC)
Public Understanding of Economic Statistics, for the Economist Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE)
Modelling and Communicating Data Uncertainty, for the Economics Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE)
The Value of Official Economic Statistics, for the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Evaluation of Is Britain Fairer? 2018, for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Evaluation of Using Research Tools to Improve Language in Early Years, for the Education Endowment Foundation
Pilot evaluation of Early Years Toolbox, for the Education Endowment Foundation
Pilot evaluation of Embedding Contextualisation in English and Maths GCSE Post-16 Teaching, for the Education Endowment Foundation
Rolfe, H., Runge, J., & Hudson-Sharp, N. (2019) Immigration Policy from Post-War to Post-Brexit: How New Immigration Policy can Reconcile Public Attitudes and Employer Preferences, National Institute Economic Review, 248(1).
Wright, H., Dorsett, R., Anders, J., Buzzeo, J., Runge, J. and Sanders, M. (2019) Improving Working Memory: Evaluation Report, Education Endowment Foundation, BIT.
Rolfe, H., Ahlstrom-Vij, K., Hudson-Sharp, N. and Runge, J. (2018) Post-Brexit immigration policy: Reconciling public attitudes with economic evidence, Leverhulme Trust, NIESR.
Hudson-Sharp, N., Munro-Lott, N., Rolfe, H, and Runge, J. (2018) The impact of welfare reform and welfare-to-work programmes: an evidence review, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Research report 111, NIESR.
Speckesser, S., Runge, J., Foliano, F., Bursnall, M., Hudson-Sharp, N., Rolfe, H., Anders, J. (2018) Embedding Formative Assessment: Evaluation report, Education Endowment Foundation, NIESR.
Runge, J., Hudson-Sharp, N. and Rolfe, H. (2017) Use of agency workers in the public sector, Office of Manpower Economics, NIESR.
Runge, J. (2017) The changing world of work, Unions21, NIESR.
Hudson-Sharp, N. and Runge, J. (2017) International trends in insecure work, TUC, NIESR.
Blogs and opinion pieces
EU migrants contribute to UK public finances, but the money hasn't gone where it's needed, 24 May (LSE British Politics and Policy)
Why the government’s crackdown on low-skilled migration is at odds with the public mood, 25 April 2019 (LSE British Politics and Policy)
Are Britons Really Softening on Immigration, 18 October 2018 (Project Syndicate)
People's perception of EU immigration: it's the economy, stupid! 10 October 2018 (NIESR)
Government ‘analysis’ on equality impacts flawed, but that is no excuse not to act, 14 March 2018 (NIESR)
Agencies help address teacher shortages but risk exposing schools to market forces, 21 February 2017 (NIESR)
Making good progress? Putting formative assessment to the test, 12 July 2018 (NIESR)
A new kind of workers’ party? 22 July 2016 (Policy Network)
A constitutional convention for the UK? What we can learn from two pilot citizens’ assemblies, 18 February 2016, with Adem Ruggiero-Cakir (Constitution Unit)
Publications by Johnny Runge
Blog posts by Johnny Runge
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