PhD Economics: "Schooling and Beyond: Essays on Skill Formation and Learning in Deprived Contexts", University of Oxford, 2011
MSc Economics for Development, University of Oxford, 2007
BA Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Sussex, 2003
Sonya is Deputy Research Director at the IFS. Her research interests are in the areas of Economics of Education, as well as Labour and Development Economics. She works on understanding the drivers of intergenerational persistence of disadvantage with a focus on the role that human capital plays. Sonya’s research spans Lower and Middle Income, as well as High Income Contexts with a key cross-cutting theme of how to translate knowledge into context appropriate policy designs. As part of her research Sonya conducts large scale Randomised Controlled Trials of government programmes and longitudinal observational studies, as well as utilising existing survey and administrative data-sets.