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Prof Lorraine Dearden
110, 55-59 Gordon Square
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
  • Chair of Economics and Social Statistics
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education


PhD in Economics, University College London, 1995.

MSc in Economics, London School of Economics, 1991. 

LLB, Australian National University, 1986.

Bachelor of Economics (Honours in Econometrics), Australian National University, 1983. 

Research Summary
  • Lorraine is Professor of Economics and Social Statistics in the Department of Social Science and Head of Quantitative Social Science at UCL, IOE and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

    Lorraine is currently part of the leadership team of the new English Administrative Data Research Centre which is facilitating administrative data linkage across government departments in the UK and is involved in leading the research agenda for the Centre. Lorraine’s particular interest is on linking the extensive English schools and higher education data to economic and health data in order to answer policy relevant questions.  She is also involved as a CI on the Next Steps (LSYPE1) panel survey which is now in the field and part of the new ESRC funded Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).  Most of her recent research utilises administrative data or administrative data linked to surveys. Her research focuses on the impact of education and training on labour market outcomes and company performance; evaluation of education and labour market policies; impact of month of birth on childhood and adult outcomes; income support for students on school and college participation; the evaluation of childcare, home learning environment and early years policies on children's and parents' outcomes; looked after children; ethnic inequality and discrimination; the determinants of the demand for different types of schooling; higher education funding issues; intergenerational income and education mobility; and programme evaluation issues and methods.

Teaching Summary


Module Leader: Impact Evaluation Methods, MSc in Quantitative Research Methods

Module Leader: Impact Evaluation Methods, MSc in Public Administration

Current PhD Students:

Maria Constanza Gonzalez Parrao

Gabriel Gutierrez

Louise McGrath-Lone

Luke Sibieta

Samuel Sims

Dave Thomson

Rodrigo Torres Núñez

Former PhD Students:

Gillian Wyness

Jake Anders

Tammy Campbell

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