Professor Ian Walker
Phone: 44 (0)24 7652 3054
Fax: 44 (0)24 7652 3032
Office hours: Thurs 3-4, Fri 11-12
Labour Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Econometrics, and Public Economics
My major research interests are in the empirical analysis of the labour market, the economics of education, and economic aspects of social policy issues. For example, my research has addressed issues such as: taxation, welfare programmes and work incentives; the rate of return to investments in education; and the effect of child support arrangements on the probability of parental separation.
I have a developing interest in the relationship between parental background, such as household income and parental education, and child outcomes such as their education and health. I have a developing interest in health insurance.
I have had a long-standing interest in the analysis of gambling behaviour. My research on the economics of lotteries has been published in: the Economic Journal 2001, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 2000, Journal of Public Economics 1999, Oxford Bulletin 1999, and Economic Policy 1998.
Current PhD. Students
|Matt Dickson||Returns to education|
|Guisseppe Migali||Education, risk and policy|