Dr Gary Slater

Dr Gary Slater


I joined Leeds University Business School in 2014 following previous lecturing positions at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Bradford. I have extensive experience of economics teaching and academic management and administration, including undertaking roles as admissions tutor, programme director and head of division prior to joining Leeds. My research interests are focused on political economy, labour and employment issues, with a particular focus on temporary agency working. I have undertaken consultancy work for ACAS, the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training and the Nottinghamshire Research Observatory.


  • Deputy Pro-Dean for Student Education

Research interests

My research interests are focused on labour economics, macroeconomic policy and political economy.  A particular focus, working with Professor Chris Forde, has been on temporary agency working. Our research has focused on wage outcomes, the role of agencies in pay setting and the evolution of sector regulation. My current research is focused on two main areas: the relationship between technology and occupational change and the impact of regulation on agency workers' pay and outcomes.

I am a member of the editorial boards of the Industrial Relations Journal and the journal Economic Issues


  • PhD Economics, University of Leeds
  • MA Economics, University of Leeds
  • PGCert Higher Education, Nottingham Trent University
  • BA (Hons) Economics and Politics, University of Leeds

Professional memberships

  • Global Labor Organization Fellow
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE), Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Student education

I have extensive experience of teaching economics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across a range of areas, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, labour economics, business economics, economic history and macroeconomic policy. I have also supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Institute for Research in Economics
  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change