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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 joined the IFS in 2016 and works in the Education and Skills sector. Her current research focuses on higher education funding and the modelling of earnings dynamics.

Academic outputs

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, ...
Journal article | Economics of Education Review
The impact of the design of income contingent loans for Higher Education students on the magnitude and distribution of government subsidies is highly dependent on the institutional setting.

Reports and comment

Report
This report estimates the impact on earnings of attending HE compared with not going. The authors detail how this varies by subject and institution of study, as well as how these returns vary by gender, prior educational attainment and the sorts of subjects individuals have studied up to age 18. ...
Observation
Universities are a key determinant of the earnings power of graduates. But when considering the role universities play in determining the living standards and socially mobility of graduates, it is vital to incorporate the wider impacts of higher education on both other sources of income and ...

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given by Laura van der Erve at the Public Economics Lecture Day on 5 January 2018.
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Report
Chris Belfield, Jack Britton, Franz Buscha, Lorraine Dearden, Matt Dickson, Laura van der Erve, Luke Sibieta, Anna Vignoles, Ian Walker and Yu Zhu
This report estimates the impact on earnings of attending HE compared with not going. The authors detail how this varies by subject and institution of study, as well as how these returns vary by gender, prior educational attainment and the sorts of subjects individuals have studied up to age 18. ...
Press release
Chris Belfield and Laura van der Erve
We know that higher education provides a significant boost to earnings. But when considering future family income, other aspects matter too: how many hours graduates work, who they partner and how much tax they pay.
Observation
Chris Belfield and Laura van der Erve
Universities are a key determinant of the earnings power of graduates. But when considering the role universities play in determining the living standards and socially mobility of graduates, it is vital to incorporate the wider impacts of higher education on both other sources of income and ...
IFS Working Paper W18/25
Chris Belfield and Laura van der Erve
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, ...
Broadcast
Matt Dickson talks to Laura van der Erve about the merits of doing a university degree, and what recent evidence suggests are the relative labour market returns to degrees in different subjects at different institutions.
Journal article | Economics of Education Review
Jack Britton, Laura van der Erve and Tim Higgins
The impact of the design of income contingent loans for Higher Education students on the magnitude and distribution of government subsidies is highly dependent on the institutional setting.
Newspaper article
Chris Belfield and Laura van der Erve
lot of factors influence how much an individual earns. Some of these are determined before you are born: how rich your parents are, as well as your gender and ethnicity. Some are decided very early on in life, such as performance at school. But some of these factors are choices, such as what and ...
Report
Chris Belfield, Jack Britton, Franz Buscha, Lorraine Dearden, Matt Dickson, Laura van der Erve, Luke Sibieta, Anna Vignoles, Ian Walker and Yu Zhu
It is well known that the average graduate earns more than non graduates, and that university graduates from certain subjects and from certain universities earn considerably more than others. For example, five years after graduation, men from the highest earnings universities earn almost 50% more ...
Press release
Chris Belfield, Jack Britton and Laura van der Erve
New IFS research published by DfE shows for the first time to what extent earnings differences across university courses are down to the course itself, and to what extent they are due to differences in the students doing the courses.
Mimeo
We summarise the recent evidence produced by the IFS which relates to the post-18 funding review.