MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 2016
BA Economics and Management (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2014
Laura joined the IFS in 2016 and is a Senior Research Economist in the Education and Skills sector. Her research examines the causes of inequalities within and between generations, with a particular focus on the role of education. Current projects look at the drivers of geographical variation in intergenerational mobility, the role schools and universities can play in increasing social mobility, and the impact of labour market shocks on children’s long-run outcomes. Past work has looked at the returns to different types of education and the design of the higher education system.