Welcome to my website. I am a Professor of Economics at the University of York and 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. I work on topics including youth unemployment and policy evaluation of public sector incentive schemes.

Currently I am interested in how parents inputs in pre-school years affect children; labour suply decisions of mothers and fathers; shocks to family resources and child human capital; the influence of family peers on labour market decisions for mothers and the joint modelling of household decisions.