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 think piece examines the impact of artificial intelligence on self-employment

16 Aug, 2019

A new Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) think piece by Terri Griffith, Chester Spell, Katerina Bezrukova and Athena Floro, found that the lowest paid self-employed are most at risk of computerisation.

CRSE welcomes new measures to end late payment

28 Jun, 2019

The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy announced that for the first time, large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time.

New report examines the role of highly-skilled freelancers in the project and gig economies of the 21st Century

17 Jun, 2019

Freelancers working in the project sector contribute more to the economy than the creative industries and drive wider economic performance, new CRSE (Centre for Research on Self-Employment) research by Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School