- Professor Jim Pemberton took his BA and PhD degrees in economics at Cambridge University. As well as Reading, he has also taught at Oxford and Surrey Universities. He has researched and published in many areas of economics. His earlier work on consumption choice led to the award of the prestigious biennial Royal Economic Society prize. Recent publications have focused on pensions and saving. His current research interests range from contemporary issues of knowledge management in hi-tech firms, to the economic modelling of human development over the past four million years. Although principally an academic researcher, he enjoys the challenge of applying economics to practical problems, and has consulted for various international organisations and government departments, and for a mix of both large and small private firms.
- Areas of Interest:
- Economic growth; consumption and saving behaviour; intertemporal choice; human capital; transition economies.
- Research groups / Centres:
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- Pemberton, J., Jewell, S., Faggian, A. and King, Z. (2013) Higher education as a portfolio investment: students’ choices about studying, term time employment, leisure, and loans. Oxford Economic Papers, 65 (2). pp. 268-292. ISSN 1464-3812 doi: 10.1093/oep/gps026
- King, Z., Burke, S. and Pemberton, J. (2005) The ‘bounded' career: an empirical study of human capital, career mobility and employment outcomes in a mediated labour market. Human Relations, 58 (8). pp. 981-1007. ISSN 1741-282X doi: 10.1177/0018726705058500
- Kalyuzhnova, Y., Pemberton, J. and Mukhamediyev, B. (2004) Natural resources and economic growth in Kazakhstan. In: Ofer, G. and Pomfret, R. (eds.) The economic prospects of the CIS. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 249-267. ISBN 9781843766155
- MA, PhD Cambridge.
Affiliations:Member of Royal Economic Society; Member of American Economic Association.