Philip Wales
Last updated: 9th June 2011
About me

I am a PhD student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I have been studying since September 2008. I live in Cambridge, UK, with my wife Catherine. I enjoy reading, travelling, photography, cooking and gardening as well as going to the gym.

My work
  I specialise in the Economics of Education, with a particular emphasis on applied aspects of the economics of higher education in the United Kingdom. My supervisors are Dr Steve Gibbons and Dr Olmo Silva at the Geography & Environment Department of the LSE, where I am a member of the Economic Geography Cluster. More broadly, I am interested in applied micro-econometrics and labour economics.

I am a Research Assistant at the ESRC-funded Spatial Economics Research Centre, and have supervised students in Development and Statistics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. I have also worked as an economist and outside consultant to the economic consultancy, Cambridge Econometrics.

  Wales, P. D. (Forthcoming) 'Access All Areas? The impact of fees and background on student demand for postgraduate higher education in the UK', Spatial Economics Research Centre Discussion Paper, available here.
  Wales, P. D. (2010) 'Geography or Economics? A micro-level analysis of the determinants of degree choice in the context of regional economic disparities in the UK', Spatial Economics Research Centre Discussion Paper, SERCDP0056, available here.
Press cuttings

Blind-spots in education proposals, Financial Times, 14th October 2010

Flaws in proposal for fair access to Oxbridge, The Guardian, 26th May 2010

Contact details and curriculum vitae
  Curriculum Vitae


Photography: Flickr Account