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.
Research and Impact
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- Marianne Bruins
- Thomas Cornelissen
- Giacomo De Luca
- Martin Forster
- James Gaughan (Centre for Health Economics)
- Nikita Jacob (Centre for Health Economics)
- Andrew Jones
- James Lomas (Centre for Health Economics)
- Karen Mumford
- Cheti Nicoletti
- Nigel Rice (Centre for Health Economics)
- Peter Simmons
- Jo Swaffield
- Emma Tominey
- Valentina Tonei
- Simon Weber
- 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.
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