Peter Dolton is a Professor of Economics at Sussex University and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. His research interests are in the labour economics, applied econometrics and the economics of education. He has published many articles in leading economics journals on topics such as: the teacher labour market, gender discrimination, the rate of return to education, public sector pay, unemployment duration, pension reform and aspects of labour supply. He has served as a consultant to the HMTreasury, the Departments of Education and Employment, the Home Office, the Department of Health, and DEFRA and done research for the OME and the Low Pay Commission. He has previously served on the Doctors and Dentists Pay Review Body (2004-2007) and the School Teachers Pay Review Body (2009-2011).