Sarah is Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Bristol. Her research interests concern the empirical analysis of public policy, including pro-social behaviour, retirement and pensions. Her past work encompasses retirement and the employment of older workers and the link between pension incentives and retirement, as well as saving and asset-holding and charitable giving and volunteering.
PhD Economics, University College London, 2007
MSc Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1994
BA (First Class Honours) Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 1992
October 5th is the deadline for big companies to report their gender pay gaps. In 2019 – before the pandemic disrupted data collection – women were paid 16% less per hour than men on average. The gap in average annual earnings was even larger, at 37%, since women are much more likely to work part-time.
Fundraising interventions may lift donations and/or shift their composition and timing, making it important to study their effect across charity space and time. We find that major fundraising appeals lift total donations, but surprisingly shift donations to other charities across time.
Cyclical fluctuations - which affect both asset and labour markets - can have an ambiguous effect on retirement. In this article, first published online on 5 April 2015, the authors explore this issue empirically using data from the British Household Panel Survey, exploiting small area geographic identifiers to match local house prices, earnings and unemployment to respondents.
9 March 2015 at 09:00<p>20 Moorgate London ECR 6DA</p>
A conference to consider the link between household wealth and both long-run and short-run policy questions. Jointly organised by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Public Economics UK, with funding from the Nuffield Foundation, the Bank of England and the ESRC.