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Sarah Jewell

Sarah Jewell
  • Employability Lead for Economics
  • Module Convenor for Economics of Labour, Advances in Causal Inference
  • Module Convenor for Core Competencies


Room 184

Building location

Edith Morley

Areas of interest

Labour Economics: the graduate labour market, gender inequality: women's health, fertility and the workplace; human capital. Sport Economics: economics of cricket

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising applied labour economics research related to the graduate labour market; gender and the labour market; women's health, fertility and the workplace; and the economics of cricket.


I have been at the University of Reading since 2005, first as a PhD student, then as a lecturer and I was promoted to Professor in 2022. I am an applied labour economist and microeconomist. I am currently working on a series of projects relating to women's health, fertility and the workplace and I am principal investigator for the Nuffield Foundation funded project "Maternal well-being, infant feeding and return to paid work decisions”. I am also working on projects related to: the graduate labour market, with a particular interest in creative graduates; and testing economic ideas using cricket data. My PhD research focused on Human Capital acquisition in higher education. Before my PhD I spent two years as a research assistant at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol, working on executive pay and firm performance.


Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), University of Reading
  • Msc, Bsc (Economics), Royal Holloway, University of London

Awards and honours


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