John Ermisch is a professor of family demography at the University of Oxford, a senior research fellow at Nuffield College and a Fellow of the British Academy (since 1995). Formerly, he was Professor of Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (1994-2011) and Bonar-Macfie Professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Glasgow (1991-94). From 1991-2001, he was one of the co-editors of the Journal of Population Economics, and was President of the European Society for Population Economics in 1989.
His research is broadly concerned with how the family and markets interact. He is the author of An Economic Analysis of the Family (Princeton University Press, 2003), Lone Parenthood: An Economic Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 1991) and The Political Economy of Demographic Change (Heinemann, 1983), as well as numerous articles in economic and demographic journals. Most recently, he is co-editor of From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2012).