Sonya is Deputy Research Director at the IFS and an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Manchester. 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.
PhD Economics, University of Oxford, 2011
MSc Economics for Development, University of Oxford, 2007
BA Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Sussex, 2003
In this report, we examine how the learning experiences of English school children evolved over the course of the first 12 months of disruption, from the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020 until the end of the second period of school closures in March 2021.
30 June 2021 at 18:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
Our annual event for IFS members will take place online this year, giving our supporters an exclusive insight into the work going on behind the scenes at the institute and providing an opportunity to ask questions directly to senior researchers.
A special Issue of Fiscal Studies published today by Wiley on behalf of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) provides new analysis of the evolution of mortality levels and socio-economic inequalities in 11 OECD countries, including England, over the last 20-30 years.
In this paper, we study the evolution of age-group- and gender-specific mortality and mortality inequality in England between 2003 and 2016, by comparing small geographic areas ranked by deprivation and grouped into bins of similar population size.