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Sam Rawlings

Dr Sam Rawlings
  • Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Department of Economics

  • Module convenor: EC319, EC238

Areas of interest

Applied microeconomics, with a focus on economics of the household, gender, IPV, and health and human capital attainment.

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising microeconomic research on economics of the household, gender, female empowerment, IPV, child health, human capital attainment or wider topics in applied development microeconomics.


I have been at the University of Reading since 2011, having previously completed my undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies at the University of Bristol. My PhD focused on determinants and consequences of poor child health in low income countries.

My current research focuses on:

  • Domestic violence - causes and consequences
  • Maternal education, female labour supply, fertility, and child human capital and health
  • Environmental shocks and health/human capital

Academic qualifications

Bsc, Msc, PhD, University of Bristol

Professional bodies/affiliations


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