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Ewan McGaughey

Dr Ewan McGaughey

Senior Lecturer

Start date at Kings: 1/09/2008

Contact details:

Postal address:
Room SW 2.28
Somerset House East Wing
The Strand
United Kingdom


Research interests

Governance of enterprise, corporate law, labour law and the social role of private law. All journal articles are freely available on SSRN as working papers.

Articles on corporate governance and worker voice

Articles on labour law and policy

  • ‘Will robots automate your job away? Full employment, basic income and economic democracy’ (2018) Cambridge, CBR Working Paper no 496
  • ‘A human is not a resource’ (2018) KCL Law SRP No. 2018-08
  • Uber, the Taylor Review, mutuality and the duty to not misrepresent employment status’ (2018) Industrial Law Journal, forthcoming
  • ‘Behavioural economics and labour law’ (2014) LSE WPS 20/2014, shorter version published as Can behavioural psychology inform labour law?’ in A Blackham and A Ludlow (eds), New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research (Hart 2015) ch 6

Articles on private law

Articles on constitutional law

Short articles, speeches, blogs


  • Roundtable, TRT World (12 June 2018) discussing 'Should reckless CEOs be held more accountable?' on insolvency policy post-Carillion

  • Newshour, Al Jazeera English (4 September 2017) interviewed by Julie MacDonald, on the ‘McStrike’ by McDonalds restaurant employees.
  • M Alfonso, ‘Robótica. A tecnologia que vai revolucionar o mercado de trabalho’ (20 July 2017) SAPO, I was interviewed by this Portuguese news and internet organisation on whether robots will take our jobs.
  • LCP Assemble Nationale, Détours Europe: Destination Londres (January 2011) for French Parliament TV, on a series on EU member sociology, I was interviewed on UK collective labour rights. See at 14:00 mins.

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