• KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

1. The impact of local and central government programmes and policies on student educational achievement and other outcomes.
2. The role of neighbourhood programmes in shaping urban development.
3. The impact of school choice policies on households schooling decisions, student outcomes and school markets.
4. The determinants of governance decisions and management practices in the education sector and their impact on schools and students.

Personal profile

Research overview

Lorenzo's main research interests are in applied microeconomics, labour economics, economics of education and urban economics. His current agenda focuses on (i) the interplay between schools and neighbourhoods in shaping student outcomes and households' location decisions and (ii) the role of school governance and management practices in explaining school effectiveness.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Essays on the Economics of Education, QUEEN MARY LONDON

External positions

Research Affiliate, IZA Institute of Labor Economics Germany


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