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CAGE Welcomes new PhD student

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CAGE Welcomes new PhD student

Eric Melander, a PhD student in the Economics Department at The University of Warwick, has been awarded a studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

The ESRC studentship brings Eric to CAGE to pursue his PhD, and to continue his research agenda. His current work examines how student achievement is affected by making information about school performance widely available to the public in school systems characterised by high degrees of school choice and competition between schools.

Eric’s research interests include labour economics, the economics of education and economic history. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Eric received both his BSc in Economics and Economic History, with First Class Honours, and his MRes from the Economics Department at The University of Warwick. He was awarded the Greenlite Prize for best performance in Economics and Economic History. He has held internships with the ifo Centre for the Economics of Education and Innovation, and the Global Business Services division of SCA Hygiene Products SE.