University of Bath at the EALE 2012 Conference
30 October 2012
Newly appointed members of the Department of Economics and Department of Social & Policy Sciences attended the 24th annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) held in Bonn, Germany, on 20-22 September 2012.
Matt Dickson joined the University in October 2012 as a Prize Fellow in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences. Prior to joining Bath, Matt held a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin, and has also been an ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.
At the conference he presented his work on education and intergenerational mobility, entitled Early, Late or Never? When Does Parental Education Impact Child Outcomes?
Jonathan James joined the University in September 2012 as a lecturer in the Department of Economics. Before joining Bath, Jonathan held a post-doctoral position as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). At the conference he presented his work on policy experiments in schools entitled Selection Into Policy Relevant Field Experiments .
Sunčica Vujić joined the University in July 2011 as a lecturer in the Department of Economics. Sunčica has previously held positions at the Department of Management, London School of Economics; Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics; Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB); and ORTEC Finance Consultancy in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. At the conference she presented her work on the causal relationship between education and youth crime, entitled Youth Crime and Education Expansion .
These new staff members share common research interests, particularly the ways in which social and educational differences impact decision-making and translate into outcomes in domains such as employment, wages, health and crime. Matt, Jonathan and Sunčica therefore have a rich and diversified research direction for future collaborations and aim to bring significant research grants to the University.