About the CRSE

The CRSE is the leading international think tank working to improve the understanding of the self-employment sector and its impact on the economy. We deliver leading edge, robust and multidisciplinary research in collaboration with academics from around the world who are at the forefront of self-employment studies.

Key to the CRSE’s work is promoting the knowledge acquired through our research and providing comprehensive analysis into the sector to inform public policy and add value to practitioners. This is achieved through strong collaboration with a network of academics and experts in the field, alongside a dedicated steering committee who exist to set the agenda for future research.

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Latest News

New opportunity for the CRSE network at ISBE's annual conference

26 Mar, 2018

The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), in partnership with CRSE, is currently seeking papers for its new track on Freelancing, Solo Self-Employment and Gig Economy W

New report reveals the significant value of freelance construction workers

23 Feb, 2018

Freelancers play a crucial and unrivalled role in boosting economic efficiency and productivity in the construction sector, a new report by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) and Hudson Contract has confirmed.