Michael Gardiner is a CSES Associate Partner. Earlier in his career, Mike was a partner in Ernst & Young's Economics Group. He specialises in evaluation work and pan-European research studies for the European Commission. Policy interests include the internal market, regional policy and economic development, labour markets, equality and diversity. He has long experience in carrying out studies with a strong quantitative element and cost-benefit analysis. He has worked in most EU countries, Central Europe, the Middle East, the US and some far eastern countries. Mike is a Chartered Accountant and has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University.