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Research Interests


Collective bargaining; payment systems; minimum wages; impact of legislative change; trade union recognition; employment contracts; arbitration

Professional Interests


Chair of the National Fire Brigades’ Resolution Advisory Panel
Member of the ACAS Panel of Arbitrators
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Union Modernisation Fund

Biography


Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations. Past member of the Low Pay Commission and of the Council of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Commission. Industrial mediator and arbitrator. Honorary Professor of Renmin University of China. Awarded CBE for 'services to employment relations' in 2003. Currently on a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship researching the protection of international labour standards.

Recent Publications


Published Papers

Lee, C-H, Brown, W and Wen, X What Sort of Collective Bargaining Is Emerging in China?, (2014) British Journal of Industrial Relations
Brown, W. and Trevor, J. Payment Systems and the Fall and Rise of Individualism, (2014) Historical Studies in Industrial Relations
Wright, C.F., and Brown, W. From Centre Stage to Bit Player: Trade Unions and the British economy , (2014) Singapore Economic Review
Brown, W. The Australian Accord from an international perspective, (2014) Journal of Industrial Relations
Brown, W. The Ending of Unauthorised Strikes in the West: Some Policy Implications for China , (2013) The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Brown, W. Industrial Relations in Britain under New Labour, 1997-2010: a post mortem, (2011) CWPE1121

Chapter in Book

Wright, C.F. and Brown, W. The emergence of socially sustainable sourcing : a mechanism for protecting labour standards in the context of collective bargaining decline, (2013) in the book: Resocialising Europe in a time of crisis - Cambridge University Press
Brown, W.A. Talking one's way out of strikes, (2010) in the book: Deadlocks in multilateral negotiations - Cambridge University Press
really nothing to see What will be the legacy of the current recession?,
Willy Brown and guests discuss the legacy of the current recession

Research Grants


The Protection Of Labour Standards In A Global Economy (LEVERHULME TRUST)
Basis And Characteristics Of Mutually Benefical Employer/Trade Union Relations (ESRC)
The Future Of Collectivism In The Regulation Of The Employment Relationship And Pay In Britain (ESRC)

Professor William Brown












Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae


Contact Details
Email: wab10@cam.ac.uk
Room: Darwin College
College: Master of Darwin College