Tim Butcher
Policy Fellow

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Butcher Tim Butcher is Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary at the Low Pay Commission (LPC), an independent public body that makes recommendations about the National Minimum Wage to the UK Government. He advises on economic and statistical issues and leads the team that conducts in-house analysis of the impact of the minimum wage and is responsible for a programme of externally commissioned research. Tim began his civil service career in 2001 at the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) working on employment relations issues in 2001. He then moved to Regional Policy before joining the LPC. He is a member of the Government Economic Service and became an IZA Policy Fellow in 2009.

Prior to joining the Civil Service, Tim was an academic at Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London; Royal Holloway, University of London; and the University of Essex, working on a range of labour economics issues. Throughout his career, he has published a number of academic and policy papers on these topics, and has been a major contributor to the annual Low Pay Commission report since 2004.
IZA Discussion Papers:
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10453  Tim Butcher
Karen A. Mumford
Peter N. Smith
Workplaces, Low Pay and the Gender Earnings Gap in Britain
(published in the Low Pay Commission Report Series https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/low-pay-commission-research-autumn-2016 see also https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/gender-gap-britain/home)