Tania Arrieta Hernandez

PhD Student

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I completed my B.A in International Business at ITESM in Mexico City. After completing my degree, I worked for +3 years in the banking sector in Mexico City. Driven by my interest in finances, I came to Leicester to pursue my MSc in Business Analysis and Finance in the Economics Department at the University of Leicester. While studying my MSc I discovered my interest in the fields of social policy and public policy analysis. Soon after, I enrolled as a PhD student in the Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures at the University of Leicester.



My PhD research examines the social impact of the austerity policies implemented in the UK in 2010. The social outcomes of the austerity policies are examined in three main areas: the public sector labour market, public services and the sustainability of the public sector. My research makes several valuable contributions to the austerity literature, such as proposing a link between economic policy and social policy.

Research Interests:

  • Economic & Social Policy
  • Policy & Social Justice
  • Policy & the public sector
  • Inclusion through public services
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods in social policy


My paper ‘The legitimacy of austerity policies’ is under peer-review by the Economic and Labour Relations Review.

Hernandez, A. T. (2021) The consequences of the austerity policies for public services in the UK, Studies in Social Justice, 15(3): 518-537.

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