Arnaud Chevalier

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, and IZA, Germany

Summarising a topic in a limited number of key references was a challenge but the resulting papers are such a useful summary of the current knowledge in labor economics that I’m glad to have been asked to participate in such an endeavour. I hope readers will find the articles as interesting to read as we, authors, found them to write

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Subject Editor

Current position

Reader in Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Research interest

Labour economics, economics of education, health economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Placement as a Research Economist at the Business, Innovations, Universities and Skills Department, UK

Past positions

Department of Economics, University of Kent: Lecturer (2004–2005), Senior Lecturer (2005–2006); Department of Economics, University College Dublin: Lecturer (2003–2004); Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics: Research Officer (2000–2001)


PhD Economics, Birmingham University, 2000

Selected publications

  • “Parental education, income and child’s education.” IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2:8 (2013) (with C. Harmon, V. O’Sullivan, and I. Walker).

  • “Students’ academic self-perception.” Economics of Education Review 28 (2009): 716–727 (with S. Gibbons, A. Thorpe, M. Snell, and S. Hoskins).

  • “Over-education and the skills of UK graduates.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 172 (2009): 307–337 (with J. Lindley).

  • “Does education raise productivity, or just reflect it?” Economic Journal, 114 (2004): F499–F517 (with C. Harmon, I. Walker, and Y. Zhu).

  • “Measuring over education.” Economica 70 (2003): 509–531.