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Professor Emma Tominey



  • BSc(Bristol)
  • MSc(Bristol)
  • PhD(UCL)

Departmental roles

  • Chair, Department Research Committee (DRC)
  • Deputy Head of the Applied Econometrics Cluster
  • PhD Placement Officer
  • Postgraduate Admissions Tutor



Labour Economics and Applied Econometrics. I have worked on labour topics including youth unemployment and policy evaluation of government incentive schemes. 

Currently I am interested in the technology of skill formation and the peer effects of female labour supply.


  • "Maternity Leave and the Effectiveness of Female Labour Supply as Insurance"
  • Intergenerational Mobility, Human Capital Formation, and the Timing of Parental Income (with Pedro Carneiro, Italo Lopez Garcia and Kjell Salvanes).
  • Family Income Shocks and Adolescent Human Capital (with Pedro Carneiro and Kjell Salvanes).
  • Mother's Labor Supply: The Family Peer Effect (with Cheti Nicoletti and Kjell Salvanes).
  • "Where Does all the Time Go? Maternal Labour Supply and Time With Children." with Sarah Grace See and Jo Swaffield.


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

'The Male Wage Scar from Youth Unemployment', Labour Economics (2005) vol. 12, No. (4), 487-509 (with Paul Gregg).

'Smarter Task Assignment or Greater Effort: the impact of incentives on team performance', The Economic Journal, 2010, 120(547), 968-989. (with Simon Burgess, Carol Propper, Marisa Ratto, Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder).

'Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence from a Government Agency' Forthcoming at The Economic Journal (with Simon Burgess and Carol Propper).

'Female Labor Supply and Household Employment Shocks: Maternity Leave as an Insurance Mechanism', European Economic Review, 2016, 87, 256-271.

‘The Family Peer Effect on Mothers’ Labour Supply’, (with Cheti Nicoletti and Kjell Salvanes). IZA Discussion Paper, Forthcoming at American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

‘Intergenerational Mobility and the Timing of Parental Income’, (with Pedro Carneiro, Italo Lopez Garcia and Kjell Salvanes). CEMMAP Working Paper CWP66/15. Revise and Resubmit Journal of Political Economy.


Dr. Emma Tominey

Emma Tominey
Department of Economics
Room: A/D/201

Tel: 01904 323781
Personal website

Office & feedback hours during term time:

Friday     9am - 10am

Thursday 1pm - 2pm

Please note, due to Covid-19, these will be carried out virtually via Google Meet (or similar).

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