IZA World of Labor role
Labor economics, education economics, development economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Economist, Africa Development Bank; Economic Adviser, UK Civil Service
PhD Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2011
"University rankings: Do they matter in the UK?" Education Economics 23:2 (2015): 137–161.
"Wage inequality and cognitive skills: Re-opening the debate." In: Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future U.S. GDP Growth. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2015 (with G. Quintini and M. Vandeweyer).
"The returns to education in Africa: Some new estimates." Journal of Development Studies 50:12 (2014): 1593–1613 (with M. Barouni).
"Does offering more science at school increase the supply of scientists?" Education Economics 21:4 (2013): 325–342.
"Tackling graduate unemployment in North Africa through employment subsidies: A look at the SIVP programme in Tunisia." IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2:1 (2013): 1–19.
Policies to tackle wage inequality should focus on skills alongside reform of labor market institutionsStijn Broecke, February 2016Policymakers in many OECD countries are increasingly concerned about high and rising inequality. Much of the evidence (as far back as Adam Smith’s ) points to the importance of skills in tackling wage inequality. Yet a recent strand of the research argues that (cognitive) skills explain little of the cross-country differences in wage inequality. Does this challenge the received wisdom on the relationship between skills and wage inequality? No, because this recent research fails to account for the fact that the price of skill (and thus wage inequality) is determined to a large extent by the match of skill supply and demand.MoreLess