Welcome to my website. I am a Professor of Economics at the University of York , an affiliate of the FAIR research institute in NHH, an IZA Research Fellow and a Network Member of the Human Capital Economic Opportunities Working Group.
My research interests are labour economics and applied microeconometrics.
My first area of research is families and children: I am interested in socio-economic gaps in child achievement, how parent inputs in pre-school years affect children; shocks to family resources and child human capital; the influence of peers on behaviours of parents.
A second area of research is policy analysis. My research aims to understand the welfare consequences of Universal Credit, the long-run effect of youth unemployment and I have undertaken policy evaluation of public sector incentive schemes.
I received my PhD in 2010 from University College London and worked before this as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Market and Public Organisation at the University of Bristol. In 2010 I came to the University of York and held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2014).