Luke is a researcher in the working group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change. His main research interests are empirical analyses of the labour market, public economics and transport.
Currently, Luke is lead researcher of the project Economic Consequences of Coal Exit analyzing the welfare effects for workers of transiting to a post-fossil economy. Other projects also investigate other causes of firms' changing competitiveness on the labour market, caused for example by labour market policies (taxes, minimum wage, tax exemptions for low-paid workers).
Before joining MCC, Luke was postdoc in the public economics department at DIW Berlin for five years and labour economist at the OECD for one year. He has taught economics in Oxford, Paris and Berlin. He received his PhD at the Paris School of Economics after studying economics at Oxford (BA, M.Phil). Amongst others, his work has been published in Labour Economics, Journal of Development Economics und Economics of Transportation.
Haywood, L., Koning, M., Prud’homme, R., 2018. The economic cost of subway congestion: Estimates from Paris. Economics of Transportation 14, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecotra.2017.10.001
Fontaine, X., Haywood, L., 2018. On the comparison of group inequalities using subjective data. Economics Letters 163, 17–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2017.11.001