Dr. Emma Tominey



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

Departmental roles

  • 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

'Female Labor Supply and Household Employment Shocks: Maternity Leave as an Insurance Mechanism', Forthcoming at the European Economic Review.

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

'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).

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

Dr. Emma Tominey

Emma Tominey
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/105

Tel: 01904 323781

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