Senior Lecturer of Economics, University of York

I am an Economist working on labour and family economics. I work primarily on development of child skills, thinking about the how decisions of the the family and the state affect children. We know that family income is important for children, and my research has asked whether there's a period in childhood where income is most important and productive.

I also undertake policy analysis. My research has analysed government policy to raise productivity of public services by incentivising the frontline staff; has looked at an additional benefit of maternity leave which is to insure households and children against shocks (unexpected changes) to income; has identified that there is a permanent wage scar from a temporary experience of youth unemployment.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer of Economics, University of York


  • 2010 
    University College London, PhD Economics