Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Matt Dickson

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Reader in Public Policy

10 West 3.60
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6736

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Research Affiliations


Matt joined the University of Bath in October 2012 as a Prize Fellow in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences and became a Lecturer in the department in 2014. Previously he has held a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin, and an ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Bristol.

Matt attained his PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick in February 2009 and also has an MSc in Economics (Warwick, 2003) and a BSc in Economics and Politics (Bristol, 2000).

Research interests

Matt’s research uses applied micro-econometrics methods and large-scale administrative and survey datasets to investigate policy relevant questions in economics and public policy.

Matt is currently leading the Institute for Policy Research’s new programme of quantitative research focusing on widening participation in higher education.

His other research interests include:

  • intergenerational mobility
  • the causal effects of education on earnings and on health
  • public pay premia
  • the educational impacts of bilingualism
  • the in–utero determinants of later life success


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