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Costas Meghir

Costas Meghir

Research Fellow

Education

PhD Economics, University of Manchester, 1985
MA Economics, University of Manchester, 1980 (with Distinction)
BA Economics and Econometrics, University of Manchester, 1979 (with Honors)

Costas is a Research Fellow of the Institute. He is also Professor of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at University College London. His research interests are Econometrics, Public policy, Labor economics, Economics of education, Microeconometrics, Evaluation of public policy, Household behavior, Retirement and pensions, Income distribution, Consumption, Demand analysis, Investment and Development economics.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W19/08
We investigate the role of training in reducing the gender wage gap using the UK-BHPS which contains detailed records of training. Using policy changes over an 18 year period we identify the impact of training and work experience on wages, earnings and employment.
IFS Working Paper W19/06
Many children in developing countries grow up in unstimulating environments, leading to deficiencies in early years’ developmental outcomes, particularly cognition and language. Interventions to improve parenting in the first 3 years of life have a clear impact on these outcomes, but the ...

Reports and comment

Report
Many children in developing countries grow up in unstimulating environments, leading to deficiencies in early years’ developmental outcomes, particularly cognition and language. Interventions to improve parenting in the first 3 years of life have a clear impact on these outcomes, but the ...
External publication
This paper considers the impact of Tax credits and income support programs on female education choice, employment, hours and human capital accumulation over the life-cycle.

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given at the American Economics Association (AEA) and Allied Social Scientice Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics.