Emma Tominey


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I am a labour and family Economist working on applied microeconometric methods.  My research has quantified that the harm from youth unemployment lasts a lifetime; identified important interactions between government policy and the household in insuring against income shocks; extended the classic models of intergenerational mobility by allowing for differential productivity of parental income across stages of childhood; evidenced strong complementarities in the productivity of parental income across childhood stages; evaluated the effectiveness of two UK government agency incentive schemes.

Currently I am analysing how and why parents investments in their children respond to a change in the cost of parenting; exploring inequalities in socio-emotional abilities of young boys and girls and am modelling the effect of joint parental decisions in pre-school years on later achievement of children.


Emma Tominey studied for her undergraduate and Masters in Economics at The University of Bristol and moved to University College London for her PhD.  She has been at the University of York since 2010.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Economics, University College London, Department of Economics

Award Date: 3 May 2010

External positions

Network Member, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group

2012 → …

Research Fellow, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor

2010 → …

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