Jesus Canduela

Jesus Canduela

Dr Jesus Canduela



Dr Jesus Canduela is a Lecturer at the school of management, Edinburgh Napier University.   A graduate in both econometrics and applied statistics, he is an expert in multivariate modelling and forecasting.
His recent research focuses on the evaluation of impacts from the Scottish Government’s Working for Families Fund programme (involving the analysis of more than 20,000 survey responses) and the analysis of a major survey exercise on the characteristics of more than 2,200 early school leavers entering Scottish colleges (for Careers Scotland).
Previous projects include an economic assessment of the impacts of Glasgow Housing Association’s Investment Programme, an effectiveness study of the regional employability framework and skills for jobs in the North East of England, and an evaluation of the Working for Families Fund commissioned by the Scottish Government.
He has extensive experience using primary and secondary data. He has designed a large number of questionnaires, managed the data collection and analysed the results using descriptive statistics as well as advance econometric techniques. He is also an experienced user of secondary data sources such as the EU-SILC, LFS, BHPS, WERS, and many other large datasets. He is an expert in online questionnaires having carried out a large number of them in relation to research projects. He is a confident user of a number of statistical packages such as STATA, SPSS or SAS and uses his knowledge of these packages to manipulate and analyse the data in the most appropriate way.

Research Areas



  • Business History
  • Economic and Industrial Democracy
  • Supply Chain Management: an International Journal
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics


Media Activity

  • Housing project gives city economic boost, Inside Housing, 18 July 2011
  • GHA’s £1bn boost to the UK economy - Academics reveal landlord’s multiplier effect, The Glasgow Herald, 11 July 2011
  • GHA investment brings in extra £900m to economy, Construction Now, 12 July 2011
  • The Decade of Employee Ownership, The Huffington Post, 23 September 2013
  • Worker-owned firms in Scotland 'more successful': BBC News 13 March 2014
  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills publishes ERI report on low skilled employees in workplace learning, March 2012
  • Christmas leavers await the bleak midwinter, Times Educational Supplement Scotland, 16 December 2011


Invited Speaker

  • Guest lecturer at Hochschule Landshut University of Applied Sciences


Conference Activity

  • North Sea Supply Connect Conference
  • The position of migrants in the UK labour market and its relation to well-being.
  • An Analysis of the Small and Micro-Brewing Sector in the United Kingdom: A Simple Niche Market or a Potential Gold Mine?
  • Worklessness, poverty and sociability: new challenges for social policy in Britain and beyond.
  • The importance of village and rural pubs to community life and peoples well being.
  • Forecasting error measures in multiple product situations.
  • Forecasting decisions in complex situations.
  • From forecasting to drink and how we could be more sociable with business.
  • The Events' Industry In Qatar And Social Behaviour Change Promotion Efforts: Green And Active Living Messaging And Anticipations In Light Of The 2022 Fifa World Cup


Membership of Professional Body

  • RSS (Royal Statistical Society)
  • AQMeN (Applied Quantitative Methods Network)
  • SIRE (Scottish Institute for Research in Economics)
  • SNAS (Social Network Analysis Group in Scotland)


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