Dr Tania Oliveira


Contact Details

  • Tel: 0116 252 5369
  • Email: to20@le.ac.uk
  • Office: AC202, Astley Clarke Building
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 14.30 - 15.30 (term time only) otherwise by appointment


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Interview with Dr Oliveira

Research Interests

  • 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


Administrative Responsibilities

Administrative Responsibilities

  • 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?'

Full listing of publications

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