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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

A Year in Review

13 Dec, 2017

As we approach the end of the year that was 2017, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the events of the past 12 months.

Call for papers: Global Workshop on Freelancing and Self-employment

11 Dec, 2017

The Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) is currently seeking papers for the fifth Global Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment Research, taking place 26-27 April 2018 in central London.

The roles and characteristics of ‘Gigs’ – Creating beneficial relationships between freelancers and their hiring organisations - Arjen van Witteloostuijn

09 Dec, 2017

New to the research library is a video featuring Arjen van Witteloostuijn. In this video Arjen van Witteloostuijn discusses his research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.