Professor Lorraine Dearden
PhD Economics, University College London, 1995
Lorraine is Director of the Education Sector at the IFS and is also Professor of Economics and Social Statistics at the Institute of Education, University London (IOE). Lorraine joined the IFS in 1992 as its first Ph.D. research scholar and became a full time member of the research staff in January 1995. She has studied at University College London, the London School of Economics and Australian National University.
Her research focuses on the impact of education and training on labour market outcomes and company performance; evaluation of education and labour market policies; impact of month of birth on childhood and adult outcomes; income support for students; the evaluation of childcare, home learning environment and early years policies on children's and parents' outcomes; ethnic inequality and discrimination; the determinants of the demand for different types of schooling; wage determination and the labour market; higher education funding issues; intergenerational income and education mobility; and programme evaluation issues and methods.
She is Director of the ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), PEPA (Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis) NODE based at the IFS and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Economics of Education (CEE) which involves researchers from the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and the Institute of Education; and is. She is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and an IZA Fellow.