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.

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