Department of Economics

Professor John Sessions

John Sessions

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Professor of Economics

3 East 4.47
Email: j.g.sessions@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4517

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Profile

John Sessions graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc Economics (First Class Honours), and was then awarded an MSc and PhD by the London School of Economics.

  • He has worked at Loughborough and Brunel Universities in the UK and has held visiting positions at:
  • Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (USA)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
  • Universite-Pantheon-Assas Paris II (France)
  • University of Trier (Germany)

He was nominated for the University of Bath Mary Tasker Teaching Excellence Award (2003) and for the UK Economics Learning and Teaching Support Network Award (2003, 2004, 2007).

Research interests

  • Labour Economics
  • Industrial Organisation

Publications

He has published in:

  • Applied Economics
  • Economics of Education Review
  • Economic Journal
  • Economics Letters
  • Industrial and Labor Relations Review
  • Journal of Population Economics
  • Journal of Labor Research
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A)
  • Labour
  • Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
  • Regional Studies
  • Review of Political Economy
  • Review of World Economics
  • Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  • Scottish Journal of Political Economy
  • Small Business Economics
  • Southern Economic Journal

Book Sections

Bodvarsson, O. B. and Sessions, J. G., 2010. Nationality discrimination in the labor market:theory and test. In: Epstein, G. S. and Gang, I. N., eds. Migration and Culture. Bingley, UK: Emerald Press, pp. 231-268. (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization; 8)

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2005. Signalling and Screening. In: Johnes, G. and Johnes, J., eds. International Handbook on the Economics of Education. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 58-100.

Brown, S. and Sessions, J. G., 2004. Trade Unions and International Competition. In: Wunnava, P. V., ed. The Changing Role of Unions: New Forms of Representation. London: Sharpe, pp. 229-247. (Issues in Work and Human Resource)

Sessions, J. G., 2002. Alternative Vision of International Monetary Reform: Comments. In: Iqbal, M. and Llewellyn, D. T., eds. Islamic Banking and Finance: New Perspective on Profit Sharing and Risk. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Articles

Barmby, T., Sessions, J. G. and Zangelidis, A., 2016. Looking after number two? Competition, cooperation and workplace interaction. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 131 (Part A), pp. 166-182.

Sessions, J. G. and Skatun, J. D., 2016. Performance-related pay, efficiency wages and the shape of the tenure-earnings profile. The Manchester School

Sessions, J., Yu, G., Fu, Y. and Wall, M., 2015. A multilevel cross-lagged structural equation analysis for reciprocal relationship between social capital and health. Social Science and Medicine, 142, pp. 1-8.

Bodvarsson, Ö. B., Papps, K. L. and Sessions, J. G., 2014. Cross-assignment discrimination in pay:A test case of major league baseball. Labour Economics, 28, pp. 84-95.

Sessions, J. G., 2013. Work now, pay later? An empirical analysis of the pension–pay trade off. Economic Modelling, 30 (1), pp. 835-843.

Sessions, J. G. and Theodoropoulos, N., 2013. Tenure, wage profiles and monitoring. Research in Labor Economics, 38, pp. 105-162.

Sessions, J. and Hudson, J., 2011. Parental education, labor market experience and earnings: New wine in an old bottle? Economics Letters, 113 (2), pp. 112-115.

Bodvarsson, O. B. and Sessions, J. G., 2011. The measurement of pay discrimination between job assignments. Labour Economics, 18 (3), pp. 297-309.

Sessions, J. G., 2008. Wages, supervision and sharing. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 48 (4), pp. 653-672.

Georgellis, Y., Sessions, J. G. and Tsitsianis, N., 2008. Social capital and windfalls: empirical evidence. Economics Letters, 99 (3), pp. 521-525.

Georgellis, Y., Sessions, J. and Tsitsianis, N., 2007. Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Aspects of Self-Employment Survival. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 47 (1), pp. 94-112.

Brown, S., Sessions, J. G. and Watson, D., 2007. The Contribution of Hour Constraints to Working Poverty in Britain. Journal of Population Economics, 20 (2), pp. 445-63.

Brown, S. and Sessions, J. G., 2006. Evidence on the Relationship between Firm-Based Screening and the Returns to Education. Economics of Education Review, 25 (5), pp. 498-509.

Sessions, J. G. and Pentecost, E. J., 2006. Labour Market Flexibility and Macroeconomics Policy in the European Union. Developments in Economics, 22, pp. 43-57.

Brown, S., Farrell, L., Harris, M. N. and Sessions, J. G., 2006. Risk Preference and Employment Contract Type. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A - Statistics in Society, 169 (4), pp. 849-63.

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2006. Screening, Education and Earnings: An Empirical Analysis of Personality and Competency Tests. Economics of Education Review, 25 (5), pp. 498-509.

Brown, S., Farrel, L. and Sessions, J. G., 2006. Self-Employment Matching: An Analysis of Dual Earner Couples and Working Households. Small Business Economics, 26 (2), pp. 155-72.

Brown, S. and Sessions, J. G., 2006. Some evidence on the relationship between performance-related pay and the shape of the experience-earnings profile. Southern Economic Journal, 72 (3), pp. 660-676.

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2005. Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Shirking. Economic Issues, 9 (1), pp. 15-21.

Brown, S. and Sessions, J. G., 2005. Employee Attitudes, Earnings and Fixed-Term Contracts: International Evidence. Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 141 (2), pp. 296-317.

Georgellis, Y., Sessions, J. G. and Tsitsianis, N., 2005. Self-Employment Longitudinal Dynamics: A Review of the Literature. Economic Issues, 10 (2), pp. 51-84.

Georgellis, Y., Sessions, J. G. and Tsitsianis, N., 2005. Windfalls, Wealth, and the Transition to Self-Employment. Small Business Economics, 25 (5), pp. 407-28.

Brown, S. and Sessions, J. G., 2003. Attitudes, Expectations and Sharing. Labour, 17 (4), pp. 543-69.

Brown, S. and Sessions, J. G., 2003. Earnings, education, and fixed-term contracts. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 50 (4), pp. 492-506.

Sessions, J. G. and Pentecost, E. J., 2002. Changing Labour Market Flexibility in the European Union. Review of World Economics, 138, pp. 148-160.

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2002. Supervisor Heterogeneity: An Analysis of UK Microdata. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 49 (4), pp. 407-417.

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2001. Actual and Optimal Labour Supply. Applied Economics Letters, 8 (2), pp. 111-13.

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2001. Experience-Earnings Profiles, Education and Gender. Journal of Economic Studies, 28 (6), pp. 408-421.

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2001. The Effects of International Competition on the Labor Market Prospects of Union and Nonunion Workers. Journal of Labor Research, 12 (3), pp. 22-40.

Reports/Papers

Sessions, J. G. and Skåtun, J. D., 2011. Paid to perform? Compensation Profiles Under Pure Wage and Performance Related Pay Arrangements. Discussion Paper. Bonn, Germany: The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). (IZA Discussion Paper Series; 5619)

Sessions, J. G., Yu, G. and Wall, M., 2011. Social Capital and Health:A Longitudinal Analysis from the British Household Panel Survey. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 6/11)

Haynes, J. and Sessions, J., 2011. Work Now, Pay Later?:An Empirical Analysis of the Pension Pay-Trade Off. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 05/11)

Bodvarsson, O. and Sessions, J., 2010. Nationality Discrimination in the Labor Market:Theory and Test. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 08/10)

Sessions, J. G. and Theodoropoulos, N., 2009. Tenure, Wage Profiles and Monitoring. Working Paper. Bath, U.K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 27/09)

Hudson, J. and Sessions, J. G., 2009. The Impact of Parental Education on Earnings:New Wine in an Old Bottle? Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 14/09)

Conference or Workshop Items

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2003. Wages, Supervision and Sharing. In: 12th European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) Conference, 2003-09-01.

Sessions, J. G. and Brown, S., 2002. Some Evidence on the Relationship Between Performance Related Pay and the Shape of the Experience-Earnings Profile. In: 11th European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) Conference, 2002-09-19 - 2002-09-22.

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