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Andrew Henley is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He is Vice-Chair of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Capability Committee, with particular focus on Big Data, longitudinal surveys and secondary data analysis. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Committees of the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society (the UK Household Longitudinal Survey). Between 2002 and 2012 he served as independent advisor on economic research to the First Minister of the Welsh Government, He holds a BA in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham and an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick. He has held previous appointments at the universities of Kent, Swansea and Aberystwyth. His current research interests are in the economics of entrepreneurship and self-employment, informal employment, regional and rural economic development, and on the relationship between housing and labour markets. He has published in Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal, Economica, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Regional Studies, Journal of Development Studies, Small Business Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and World Development, as well as in a number of leading entrepreneurship research journals.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2008.