|Last updated: 9th June 2011|
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.
specialise in the Economics of Education, with a particular emphasis on
applied aspects of the economics of higher education in the United Kingdom. My
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.|
Blind-spots in education proposals, Financial Times, 14th October 2010
Flaws in proposal for fair access to Oxbridge, The Guardian, 26th May 2010
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