Dr Steve Nolan

Liverpool Business School

Steve is Lecturer in Economics at Liverpool John Moores University. He completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2021.
His research interests are in political economy and applied microeconometrics, immigration and issues of ethnic inequality in the labour market.
His work is concerned with the interaction between nationalist populism and attitudes towards immigration. His is also looking at the transition of young ethnic minority people into employment and training and the implications of Artificial Intelligence in the labour market.
He is module leader on a course in Contemporary Economic Policy.


2021, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD in Economics
2016, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MA in Political Economy
2015, University of London, United Kingdom, Diploma for Graduates in Economics
2000, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, MA Hons in Mathematics/ Film and Television Studies

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Economics, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Research Associate, Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, The University of Manchester, 2020 - 2021


Nolan S, Clark K. 2021. The Changing Distribution of the Male Ethnic Wage Gap in Great Britain IZA Discussion Paper :1-53

Nolan S, Clark K. 2021. COVID-19 and Apprenticeship Policy for Ethnic Minority Young People Publisher Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Nolan S, Clark K. 2021. Young ethnic minorities bear brunt of recessions, and it’s happening again – here’s how to stop it The Conversation, Publisher Url


Nolan S. Essays on attitudes toward immigration Saporiti A, Nicolo A, Andrews M.

Conference presentation:

The Changing Distribution of the Male Ethnic Wage Gap in Great Britain, Royal Economics Society Conference, Online, Oral presentation. 2022

Media Coverage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsEStVETaY8&feature=youtu.be, 'Tackling the crisis of ethnic minority youth unemployment' - a panel discussion for the Runnymede Trust and Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity with Dr Steve Nolan, Dr Amanda Barry and Isa Mutlib.. 2022