Joel Kariel

Joel Kariel

Econometrics Adviser

Competition & Markets Authority

I am a research economist working at the Microeconomics Unit at the Competition & Markets Authority. We are a growing research unit, working on a wide range of topics including market power, firm dynamics, productivity, labour markets, innovation, and applied microeconometrics.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kent working with Anthony Savagar on scale economies in the UK. I completed my DPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Petr Sedlacek, focusing on automation and firm dynamics.

I was awarded BA Leverhulme Small Research Grant 2022. I am working on racial discrimination in the labour market for professional footballers with an RA. The job advert can be found here. Initial findings will be available in early 2023.

We have just published our report on labour market power in the UK. Please have a read and get in contact if you’d like to discuss anything about labour markets!

  • DPhil in Economics, 2022

    University of Oxford

  • MPhil in Economics, 2018

    University of Oxford

  • MRes in Financial Computing and Analytics, 2016

    University College London

  • BA in Economics & Management, 2011

    University of Oxford


Econometrics Advisor
May 2023 – Present London, UK
Postdoctoral Researcher
Apr 2021 – Apr 2023 Canterbury, UK
Stipdendiary Lecturer
Oct 2017 – Jul 2021 Oxford, UK
Teaching Assistant
Jul 2020 – Jul 2022 London/Oxford, UK
Sep 2014 – Sep 2015 London, UK


ULEZ presentation at KCL
Markups presentation at NUBS
Firms That Automate at EEA-ESEM