Richard Dickens became a Low Pay Commissioner on 1 May 2014. He is Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Sussex. He is a leading academic on labour markets and the minimum wage and his research is influential in both policy and academic debates.
Aside from his positions at Sussex, he has held visiting academic positions at Melbourne, Australian National University and the National Bureau for Economic Research in Boston, USA.
Richard was appointed to the Low Pay Commission on 1 May 2014. His term ends on 17 November 2020.