Dr Tania Oliveira

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Contact details


  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5369
  • Email: to20@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 202, Level 2, Astley Clarke Building
  • Office hours: Tuesday 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Personal details


Administrative duties

  • Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching – Programme Portfolio Development
  • Chair of School of Business Learning and Teaching Strategy Committee


  • 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.



'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?'

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