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Monica Costa Dias

Monica Costa Dias

Deputy Research Director

Education

PhD Economics, University College London, 2002
MA Economics (17/20), New University of Lisbon, 1997
BA Applied Mathematics to Economics and Management (17/20), Technical University of Lisbon, 1995

Monica is an Associate Director at the IFS and a Research Economist at the Centre for Economics and Finance, University of Porto. Her research interests are mainly on Labour Economics and the Economics of Education, with a focus on the determinants of individual and household choices, including human capital investments, labour supply and intra-household allocation of resources, and their consequences for inequality and the evaluation and design of tax and welfare policies

Academic outputs

Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers
IFS Working Paper W20/10
The extent to which like-with like marry is particularly important for inequality as well as for the outcomes of children that result from the union.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
Our research uses up to date real time data from DWP’s Find a Job website to track vacancy levels across all sectors of the economy and regions of the country.
Briefing note
On the 20th March 2020, UK schools closed their gates to all but the children of essential workers and those deemed most vulnerable. As of 15 May, this remained the case; should the progress of the pandemic permit, some more children might be allowed to return at the start of June.

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was delivered to officials from the Government Equalities Office in London on 23rd April 2018.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the American Economics Association (AEA) and Allied Social Scientice Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
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Briefing note
Our research uses up to date real time data from DWP’s Find a Job website to track vacancy levels across all sectors of the economy and regions of the country.
Press release
A specially-designed online survey of over 4,000 parents in England between 29 April and 12 May shows that children from better-off households are spending 30% more time each day on educational activities than are children from the poorest fifth of households.
Briefing note
On the 20th March 2020, UK schools closed their gates to all but the children of essential workers and those deemed most vulnerable. As of 15 May, this remained the case; should the progress of the pandemic permit, some more children might be allowed to return at the start of June.
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers
Briefing note
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented social distancing measures around the world to contain the spread of the virus. The UK has, like many countries, effectively closed down entire sectors of its economy and severely limited activity in many other sectors. This curtailing of activity is ...
IFS Working Paper W20/10
The extent to which like-with like marry is particularly important for inequality as well as for the outcomes of children that result from the union.
Observation
There is a clear need to temporarily reallocate some workers but this should be balanced with the need to have the economy ready to quickly resume ‘business as usual’ once the COVID-19 crisis is over.
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.
Software
Slides and software used to introduce the study of inter-temporal life-cycle models of consumption and savings and support the development of code to solve these type of problems numerically.
IFS Working Paper W18/27
This paper provides an empirical account of the dynamic payoff to work and how it is affected by taxes and transfers.