Our cluster produces policy-relevant research that tackles important questions in areas such as family economics, child outcomes and the labour market.

Prominent themes in our work include:

  • Social networks: the peer effect in the workplace, the family peer effect on mothers’ labour supply and sibling spillover effects in school achievement.
  • Child outcomes: the timing of parental income and a child’s education, and the effect of school and parental investments on children’s cognitive development.
  • Policy interventions: estimating the effect of universal childcare in Germany and evaluating effects of early school exposure in the UK on child development.
  • Parental time investments: the effects of parental and children's time investments and effects of time spent alone and spent with mother on cognitive development during adolescence.
  • Wage gaps: quantifying and explaining wage gaps across gender, ethnic and religious groups.

Contact us

Professor Cheti Nicoletti
Research Cluster leader
cheti.nicoletti@york.ac.uk

Professor Emma Tominey
Research Cluster co-leader
emma.tominey@york.ac.uk

Research and Impact

Our research

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Impact

People

 
  • Thang Dang
  • Akseer Hussain
  • Maha Kahn
  • Priscilla Kandoole
  • Madison Kerr
  • Filippos Maraziotis

Applied Microeconometrics events

Our cluster hosts student workshops, research seminars and public lectures throughout the year.

Research degrees

Push the boundaries of knowledge in our supportive and stimulating environment.

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Contact us

Professor Cheti Nicoletti
Research Cluster leader
cheti.nicoletti@york.ac.uk

Professor Emma Tominey
Research Cluster co-leader
emma.tominey@york.ac.uk