Presenters

On job market

Heather Dickey

Queen's University Belfast

Heather Dickey is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Queen's University Belfast, having previously worked at the University of Aberdeen. Her research interests lie at the intersection of labour and regional economics.

Matt Dickson

University Of Bath

Matt Dickson is a Reader in Public Policy at the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath, where he leads the programme of research on widening participation in higher education. Additional research interests include intergenerational social mobility, wage inequality, public pay premia and a number of topics related to education, particularly the returns to education and the impact of selective schooling on later inequality.

Ziran Ding

Bank of Lithuania

Huw Dixon

University of Cardiff

Susan Dynarski

University of Michigan

Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research and serves as co-director of the Education Policy Initiative. She is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. She is a nonresident senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Dynarski earned an AB in social studies from Harvard, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard and a PhD in Economics from MIT.

Dynarski has been a visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University as well as an associate professor at Harvard University. She is an editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, former editor of The Journal of Labor Economics and Education Finance and Policy, and is currently on the board of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. She has been elected to the boards of the Association for Public Policy and Management and the Association for Education Finance and Policy, and currently serves as president-elect at the Association for Education Finance and Policy. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators awarded her the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award for excellence in research on student aid.

Dynarski's research focuses on the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, the price elasticity of private school attendance, the relationship between postsecondary schooling and labor market outcomes, and the effect of high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment.

Aldo Elizalde

University of Glasgow

I am a Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. My main research interests include political economy, development economics and economic history.

Alex Farnell

Lancaster University

Rachel Forshaw

Heriot-Watt University

I received my PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2020 and, shortly after, joined Heriot-Watt as Assistant Professor. I'm interested in the effects of business cycles on labour market outcomes and inequality.

Igor Francetic

University Of Manchester

I’m an Applied Economist working on Health.
My current research interests include: [health] policy evaluation, health systems and services research (focus on cancer screening and early detection), analysis of spillover effects in health[care], economics of health systems governance (focus on primary healthcare provision in LMICs), and development [health] economics.