Ken Walsh

Economics and Labour Market Specialist

Kenneth Walsh is a labour economist with extensive national and international experience of applied research and consultancy in the fields of employment, education and skills. He is Director of the Training & Employment Research Network (TERN) and Associate Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

He has extensive experience of the European Union and its institutions through working directly and indirectly on projects for DG EMPL, DG DEVCO, European Training Foundation, Eurostat and CEDEFOP. He has acted as consultant to the OECD and the ILO and on World Bank projects. He was the independent expert for the United Kingdom on the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO) and is a national and thematic expert on the European Centre of Expertise in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies for DG EMPL. He is also an expert on the Public Employment Services (PES) ‘Bench-Learning’ project (DG EMPL) developing techniques to share experience and implement best practice among PES in the EU. He has excellent communication skills gained through extensive international experience of teaching on management-level courses, project presentations, speaking at conferences and seminars, etc. He has published widely including books on labour market analysis and tackling unemployment through active labour market policy.

His contribution to the Work Foundation focuses on the development of labour market and skills policy to meet future needs in an increasingly interdependent world from national and international perspectives.