Centre for Time Use Research

The ESRC Centre for Time Use Research is a world-leading, multidisciplinary research group based in the University of Oxford's Department of Sociology. Our team of researchers – which includes sociologists, economists, and demographers – work with Time Use Data to investigate issues in areas including social life, work-life balance, family, gender, and economics.

The centre is also home to the Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS) which brings together more than a million diary days from over 70 randomly sampled national-scale surveys, into a single standardised format. MTUS allows researchers to analyse time spent by different sorts of people in various sorts of work and leisure activities, over the last 55 years and across 30 countries. CTUR is also funded by the US National Institutes of Health, and by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.

Extra-Legal Governance Institute

ExLEGI is the Extra-legal Governance Institute, a unit within the University of Oxford's Social Sciences Division. ExLEGI was founded in 2006 by Professor Diego Gambetta, Dr Heather Hamill, and Professor Federico Varese.

The Institute studies the ways in which economic and social activity may be governed by institutions and structures that are outside the state.