Articles In Journals

  1. (2017), ‘Conceptual and Empirical Issues for Alternative Student Loan Designs: The Significance of Loan Repayment Burdens for the US’, forthcoming Annals (with Bruce Chapman).
  2. (2016), ‘Data Resource Profile: Children Looked After Return (CLA)’, Int. J. Epidemiol, pp. 1–8, doi: 10.1093/ije/dyw117, (with Louise Mc Grath-Lone, Bilal Nasim, Katie Harron and Ruth Gilbert).
  3. (2016). ‘Changes in first entry to out-of-home care from 1992 to 2012 among children in England’, Child Abuse and Neglect, 51, 163-171. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.10.020 (with Louise Mc Grath-Lone, Bilal Nasim, Katie Harron and Ruth Gilbert).
  4. (2015), ‘Benefits of, and barriers to, reactivating dormant trials’, BMJ (Online), 351. doi:10.1136/bmj.h5298 (with Ruth Gilbert and Katie Harron).
  5. (2014) ‘The drivers of month-of-birth differences in children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills’, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 177, Part 4, pp. 829–860 (with Claire Crawford and Ellen Greaves)
  6. (2014) ‘Money for nothing: estimating the impact of student aid on participation in Higher Education’, Economics of Education Review, Vol. 43, pp. 66–78 (with Emla Fitzsimons and Gillian Wyness)
  7. (2013) ‘Widening participation in higher education: analysis using linked administrative data’, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 176, Part 1, pp. 1–27, January 2013 (with Chowdry, H. Crawford, C, Goodman, A., and Vignoles, A.)
  8. (2012), ‘The Distributional Impact of the 2012 Higher Education Funding Reforms in England’, Fiscal Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2, (with Haroon Chowdry, Alissa Goodman and Wenchao Jin).
  9. (2012), ‘Higher Education Finance in the UK’, Fiscal Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, (with Alissa Goodman and Gill Wyness).
  10.  (2011), ‘What determines private school choice? A comparison between the United Kingdom and Australia’, Australian Economic Review, vol. 44, no. 3, 308-320, (with Luke Sibieta and Christopher Ryan).
  11. (2011), ‘Measuring School Value Added with Administrative Data: The Problem of Missing Variables’, Fiscal Studies, vol. 32, no. 2, 263-278, (with Alfonso Miranda and Sophia Rabe-Hesketh).
  12. (2011), ‘The Effectiveness of English Secondary Schools for Pupils of Different Ability Levels’, Fiscal Studies, vol. 32, no. 2, 225-244, (with Anna Vignoles and John Micklewright).
  13. (2011), ‘Schools, markets and league tables’, Fiscal Studies, vol. 32, no. 2, 179-186, (with Anna Vignoles).
  14. (2011), “ The socio-economic gradient in early child outcomes: evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study”, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp 19-40, (with Kathy Sylva and Luke Sibieta).
  15. (2010) ‘Administrative data and economic policy evaluation’, Economic Record, 86 (s1), 18–21.
  16. (2009), “Conditional cash transfers and school dropout rates”, Journal of Human Resources, 44(4): 827–857 (with Carl Emmerson, Chris Frayne and Costas Meghir).
  17. (2009) ‘Economics of education research: a review and future prospects’, Oxford Review of Education 35(5): 617–632 (with S. Machin and A. Vignoles).
  18. (2008), “Higher Education Funding Policy”, Economic Journal, vol. 118, no.526, F100-F125, (with Emla Fitzsimons, Alissa Goodman and Greg Kaplan)
  19. (2006), “The impact of training on productivity and wages: Evidence from British panel data”, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, vol. 68, issue 4, pp 397-422 (with Howard Reed and John Van Reenen).
  20. (2006), “Ethnic Differences in Birth Outcomes in England”, (2006), Fiscal Studies, vol. 27., no. 1, pp. 17-46 (with Alice Mesnard and Jonathan Shaw).
  21. (2005), “Evaluating the impact of education on earnings: Models, methods and results from the NCDS”, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, vol. 168, Issue 3, 473-512 (with Richard Blundell and Barbara Sianesi).
  22. (2002), “The returns to academic and vocational qualifications in the UK”, Bulletin of Economic Research, vol.54, no.3, 249-274, (with Steve McIntosh, Anna Vignoles and Michal Myck).
  23. (2002), “The effect of school quality on educational attainment and wages”, Review of Economics and Statistics, February, vol. 84, no. 1, 1-20, (with Costas Meghir and Javier Ferri).
  24. (2000),“The Returns to Higher Education: Evidence from a British cohort”, Economic Journal, vol. 110, F82-F99 (with R. Blundell, A. Goodman and H. Reed).
  25. (1999), “The effects of families and ability on men’s education and earnings in Britain”, Labour Economics, vol. 6, pp 551-567.
  26. (1999), “Public Finance, Employment and Labor Markets”, International Tax and Public Finance, vol. 6, pp. 235-237 (with R. Blundell and R. Griffith).
  27. (1999), “Human Capital Investment: The returns from education and training to the individual, the firm and the economy”, Fiscal Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, pp 1-23 (with R. Blundell, C. Meghir and B. Sianesi).
  28. (1997), “Intergenerational Mobility in Britain”, Economic Journal, vol. 107, 47-66 (with S. Machin and H. Reed).
  29. (1997), “An examination of education and training in the UK”, Economic Review, vol. 14(3), pp 2-3.
  30. (1996), “Income Support and Staying in School: What can we learn from Australia’s AUSTUDY Experiment?”, Fiscal Studies, vol. 17, no. 4, 1-30 (with A. Heath).
  31. (1993), “Through a Rear-View Mirror Darkly: Occupational Change, 1971-1986”, Australian Bulletin of Labour, Vol. 19, 97-113, (with P. Aungles, T. Karmel and C. Ryan).
  32. (1988), “Social Security in a ‘Moral Economy’: An Empirical Analysis for Java”, Review of Economics and Statistics , Vol. LXX, 36-44, (with M. Ravallion).