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Carl Singleton

  • PGR Director (Students)

Areas of interest

My research mainly focuses on Macroeconomics and Labour Economics, with particular interests in understanding cyclical fluctuations, wage determination and issues of economic inequality. I also do research in Sports Economics and Prediction Markets, as well as a bit of football forecasting.

 am interested in work at the intersection of macroeconomcis and labour markets. This could include: how wages are determined, wage inequality, and business cycle fluctuations. This could be theoretical (e.g. models with search frictions) or applied/empirical (e.g. measuring whether wages are sticky, or how much of wage inequality is driven by the differences between firms).

I will supervise other applied research so long as it relates to the role of labour markets. I also have a growing interest in Sports Economics and would supervise work in this area. (See my personal website for the latest versions of all my publications and working papers).


I have been a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at the University of Reading since 2018. Before that, I received my PhD from The University of Edinburgh, after a few years working in the Government Economic Service.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc & PhD, University of Edinburgh
  • BSc, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)


  • Personal Website
  • Scorecasting Economics Blog