Peter John Lambert

Peter John Lambert

PhD Candidate in Economics

Department of Economics

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About me

Peter is a PhD Economics candidate in the Department of Economics at LSE. He is studying organisations, industries, jobs, and economic growth. His research leverages large unstructured datasets (e.g. text, transactions, images) to analyse behaviour within and across organisations.

Previously, he have worked at the CEPGrantham Research Institute on Climate Change , and POID. My studies are generously supported by the 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship.

Research Interests
Labour Economics, Macroeconomics, Organisational Economics, Industrial Organisation, Novel Unstructured Data

Working Papers

Aggregate Consequences of Default Risk: Evidence from Firm-level data (with Tim Besley, Isabelle Roland, John Van Reenen)

The Impact of Social Distancing on Labour Productivity (with Tim Besley, Thiemo Fetzer, Stephen Hansen)

Remote Work across Jobs, Organisations and Countries (with Stephen Hansen, Nick Bloom, Steven Davis, Raffaella Sadun & Bledi Taska)

Anatomy of a Business Shock: What can we learn from high-frequency business surveys during COVID-19? (with John Van Reenen)

Firm Performance and COVID Shocks: A DiD Study using Global Micro-data (solo-project)

Policy Reports and Media Coverage

A major wave of UK business closures by April 2021? The scale of the problem and what can be done [link] (co-authored with Prime Minister Gordon Brown and John Van Reenen).
[selected news coverage from the BBCThe Guardian]

Risk of Business Failure – POID Tracker [link] (co-authored with Apolline Marion and John Van Reenen)
[my interviews with The TimesThe Guardian]


26th Annual ISNIE / SIOE Conference (June, 2022). Presented Remote Work across Jobs, Organisations and Countries.

CESifo Venice Venice Summer Institute (July, 2022). Presented Remote Work across Jobs, Organisations and Countries.

The Future of Work (From Home) – A Centre for Market Design Workshop, University of Melbourne (May, 2022). An open discussion (joint with Nick Bloom) about the causes and consequences of remote work adoption.

John Van Reenen
Tim Besley

Research Centres
Centre for Economic Performance
Grantham Research Institute

EC427 Economics of Industry

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Expertise Details

Macroeconomics; IO; Innovation; Climate Change