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Laura van der Erve

Laura van der Erve

Research Economist

Education

MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 2016

BA Economics and Management (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2014

 

Laura is a research economist at the IFS and a PhD student at University College London. Her research focuses on education and intergenerational mobility. Current projects look at geographical variation in, and causal determinants of, intergenerational mobility, the labour market impact of undergraduate and postgraduate field of study, and the estimation of school quality. She joined the IFS in 2016.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper WP19/04
Income contingent loans are an increasingly popular tool for funding higher education. These loans have desirable features, but also potentially high overall government write-offs in the long run. This latter fact has been well documented, but little is known about how those write-offs vary by ...
IFS Working Paper W18/25
There have been many studies of the impact of higher education (HE) on the wages and earnings of graduates. However, for working women, the variation in wages only explains 30% of the variance in net family income. To understand the overall impact of HE on the living standards of female graduates, ...

Reports and comment

Observation
The Augar Review – released yesterday – was wide reaching in its scope. Most importantly, the review suggests an important raft of changes to the further education sector and increases the power and scope of the post-18 education regulator, the Office for Students (as we discussed yesterday ). ...
Observation
The Augar Review of Post-18 education is the first comprehensive review of both the Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) sectors and has been eagerly awaited. This note provides our immediate reaction.

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given by Laura van der Erve at the Public Economics Lecture Day on 5 January 2018.