PhD Economics, "Essays on the Evaluation of Social Programmes and Educational Qualifications", University College London, 2002
PhD Economics, "Biotechnology and Biodiversity Loss", Milan, 1998
MSc Environmental and Resource Economics (Distinction), University College London, 1997
BA Economics (110/110 summa cum laude), Bocconi University, Milan, 1995
Barbara is a Senior Research Economist in the Education, Employment and Evaluation research sector. She joined the IFS as a PhD scholar in 1998.
Her current research focuses on evaluation methods, applied in particular to labour market programmes and policies as well as to educational investments.