Dr Tania Oliveira
- Tel: 0116 252 5369
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: AC202, Astley Clarke Building
- Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 14.30 - 15.30 (term time only) otherwise by appointment
- Economics of Education
- Labour Economics
- Applied Microeconometrics
- Public Economics
I am mostly interested in research in the area of the economics of education motivated by the will to study observable characteristics of the education sector. Topics of interest include: the debate about the public finance of higher education; the impact of peer effects on the quality of the education and on individual's labour market conditions; the relationship between education and inequality, intergenerational mobility of human capital.
I am also interested in carrying out research in the related fields of labour economics and public economics, using microeconometric techniques and applied theory models. In general, I am interested in studying microeconomics and individual choice behaviour.
Research papers can be downloaded via RePEc.
You must apply formally to our Economics PhD programme before we allocate you a supervisor as part of the review process. You do not need to contact our staff separately.
Current PhD Students
- Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)
- Director of Undergraduate Admissions
- Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee
- Co-Chair of the Staff-Student Committee
- Member of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Academic Committee
Most Recent Publications
- 'Must try harder. Evaluating the role of effort on educational attainment', with G. De Fraja and L. Zanchi, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, vol.92, pp.577-597
- 'Participation in Higher Education in Britain: The effect of ability and parental income', with L. Zanchi
- 'France v England, who scores in the game of producing university graduates?'