Prof. Sandra McNally
Sandra McNally is Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey. She is Director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research at the London School of Economics: http://cver.lse.ac.uk/ She is Director of the Education and Skills Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. Research interests include economic evaluation of government policies in schools and further education; labour market returns to education and training. She is a co-editor of the Economics of Education Review.
University College, London:
January 2003 PhD in Economics
1994-95: MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics
Trinity College, Dublin:
1990-1994: BA Mod. in Economics
- Professor of Economics, School of Economics, University of Surrey
- Director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research, London School of Economics. http://cver.lse.ac.uk
- Director of the Education and Skills Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
‘Changing How Literacy is Taught: Evidence on Synthetic Phonics.’ (with Stephen Machin and Martina Viarengo). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Forthcoming.
‘Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities.’ (with Stephen Gibbons and Martina Viarengo). Journal of the European Economic Association. Forthcoming.
‘Unexpected School Reform: Academisation of Primary School Schools in England.’ (with Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin). Journal of Public Economics ). 155: 108-121. November 2017.
‘Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications’, (with Claudia Hupkau, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and GuglielmoVentura), National Institute Economic Review, No 240, pp. 42-57, May 2017.
‘Student Awareness of Costs and Benefits of Educational Decisions: Effects of an Information Campaign’ (with Martin McGuigan and Gill Wyness). Journal of Human Capital. Volume 10(4): 482-519. 2016.
‘Universal Pre-School Education: The Case of Public Funding with Private Provision’
(with Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Birgitta Rabe). Economic Journal. Volume 126 (592). pp. 682-723. 2016.
‘Mental Health and Education Decisions’, (with Elena Crivellaro and Francesca Cornaglia). Labour Economics. Vol. 33, pp. 1–12. 2015.
‘Educational attainment across the UK nations: performance, inequality and evidence’ (with Stephen Machin and Gill Wyness). Educational Research. 55(2) pp. 139-164. 2013.
‘Non-native Speakers of English in the Classroom: What are the effects on pupil performance?’ (with Charlotte Geay and Shqiponja Telhaj). Economic Journal, vol 123 (570), pp. F281-F307. 2013.
‘Every Child Matters? An evaluation of ‘special educational needs’ programmes in England’ (with Francois Keslair and Eric Maurin). Economics of Education Review. Volume 31 (6): 932-948. 2012.
‘The Evaluation of English Education Policies’ (with Stephen Machin). National Institute Economic Review: 219(1). R15-R25. January 2012.
‘The Effect of Tracking Students by Ability into Different Schools: a Natural Experiment’ (with Nina Guyon and Eric Maurin). Journal of Human Resource. 47(3): 684-72. Summer 2012.
‘Resources and Standards in Urban Schools,’ (with Stephen Machin and Costas Meghir). Journal of Human Capital. 4(4). 365-393. Winter 2010.
‘Does Money Matter for Schools?’ (with Helena Holmlund and Martina Viarengo). Economics of Education Review. 29 (6): 1154-1164. 2010
‘The Literacy Hour’ (with Stephen Machin). Journal of Public Economics. 92: 1141-1462. June 2008.
‘Vive la Révolution! Long term educational returns from 1968 to the angry students’ (with Eric Maurin). Journal of Labor Economics 26 (1): 1-35. January 2008.
‘New Technology in Schools: Is There a Payoff?’ Economic Journal 117 (522): 1145-1167. (with Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva). July 2007
‘Reforms to Schooling in the UK: A Review of Some Major Reforms and their Evaluation’ German Economic Review 6(3): 287-296. 2005.
‘Gender and Educational Attainment in the UK,’ Oxford Review of Economic Policy 21(3), 357-372 (with Stephen Machin). 2005.
‘Improving Pupil Performance in English Secondary Schools: Excellence in Cities’, Journal of the European Economics Association. April-May 2004 2(2-3): 396-405. (with Stephen Machin and Costas Meghir).