Simon Burgess is Professor of Economics and was Director of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation at the University of Bristol between 2004 and 2015. He is also a Visiting Professor at LSE through CASE , and a Research Fellow at Centre for Economic Policy Research and Institute for the Study of Labor. Simon’s research interests include  ethnic segregation in schools, the educational performance of minority students, school accountability, choice and competition, admissions and unequal access to high-performing schools.