Simon Burgess

Professor Simon Burgess, Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol, Director of CMPO, Director of the Schools’ Team.

Simon has worked on education issues for over ten years. His current research interests are in the economics of education, including market-based education reforms such as school performance tables, school accountability, choice and competition, admissions and unequal access to high-performing schools.

He also works on ethnic segregation in schools, and the educational performance of minority students. He has been working with the EEF for three years, running interventions in schools and using RCT research designs.

Previous Directorships including the Department for Education’s Centre for Understanding Behaviour Change; three terms of the Centre for Market & Public Organisation.