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Sam Rawlings

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Areas of interest

Empirical microeconomics, Child health, human capital, and labour, Disease and human capital attainment.

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising research on intergenerational transmission, child health, gender issues, 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 primary research interests lie in the area of applied microeconomics, with a focus on economics of the household, gender, and health and human capital attainment. My PhD focused on determinants and consequences of poor child health in low income countries.

My subsequent and 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


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