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Dr Ben Alcott
Room 718
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
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  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

Dr Alcott's work uses economic principles and methods to examine the equity effects of education policies, with a particular focus on countries in South Asia (India and Pakistan) and East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya). He received his PhD in higher education policy from the University of Michigan.



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  • Early years education policies in South Asia (India, Pakistan) and East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya)
  • Economics of education
  • Quantitative longitudinal analysis
  • Econometrics, experimental and quasi-experimental methods
  • Mixed-methods research designs

Teaching Summary

Module leader, Economic Perspectives on Education Planning, Educational Planning, Economics and International Development MA

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