Ian Walker
Research Fellow and Program Director

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Walker Ian Walker is Professor of Economics at the Lancaster University Management School since October 2008. Before he came to Lancaster he taught as Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick (1999-2008), Keele University (1988-1999) and was a lecturer in Economics at Manchester University (1977-1988).

He received his BA (Hons) in Economics at the University of Liverpool - 1973/6 and his MA in Economics at Warwick in 1976/7.

His major research interests are in the econometrics of the labour market and applied aspects of public policy issues, such as the determination of R&D expenditure, taxation and work incentives, social security issues, and the welfare economics of indirect taxation.

He had numerous publications of articles and papers in refereed economic journals, for example Journal of Population Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and European Economic Review.

In 1996 he published his book "The Measurement of Household Welfare" at Cambridge University Press (edited with I. Preston and R. Blundell).

Besides working as professor he is a Honorary Fellow at the University College of London and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. From 2004 until 2008 he was Secretary of the European Economic Association (EEA).

Ian Walker joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999. Since March 2016 he acts as Program Director of IZA’s research area “Education”.

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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10536  Ian Walker
Yu Zhu
University Selectivity and the Graduate Wage Premium: Evidence from the UK
9795  Silvia Mendolia
Alfredo R. Paloyo
Ian Walker
Heterogeneous Effects of High School Peers on Educational Outcomes
8740  Silvia Mendolia
Ian Walker
Do NEETs Need Grit?
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 4:19)
8269  Silvia Mendolia
Ian Walker
The Effect of Personality Traits on Subject Choice and Performance in High School: Evidence from an English Cohort
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2014, 43 , 47-65)
7301  Silvia Mendolia
Ian Walker
The Effect of Non-Cognitive Traits on Health Behaviours in Adolescence
(published in: Health Economics, 2014, 23 (9), 1146-1158)
6995  Maria Navarro Paniagua
Ian Walker
The Impact of Teenage Motherhood on the Education and Fertility of their Children: Evidence for Europe
6971  Patricia Apps
Silvia Mendolia
Ian Walker
The Impact of Pre-school on Adolescents' Outcomes: Evidence from a Recent English Cohort
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 37, 183-199)
5254  Ian Walker
Yu Zhu
Differences by Degree: Evidence of the Net Financial Rates of Return to Undergraduate Study for England and Wales
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2011, 30 (6), 1177-1186)
2734  José Alberto Molina
Maria Navarro Paniagua
Ian Walker
Mums and Their Sons, Dads and Their Daughters: Panel Data Evidence of Interdependent Marginal Utilities across 14 EU Countries
(published as 'Intergenerational Well-Being Mobility in Europe' in: Kyklos, 2011, 64 (2), 253-270)
2490  Pedro S. Martins
Ian Walker
Student Achievement and University Classes: Effects of Attendance, Size, Peers, and Teachers
1832  Orla Doyle
Colm P. Harmon
Ian Walker
The Impact of Parental Income and Education on the Health of their Children
1627  Ian Walker
Yu Zhu
The College Wage Premium, Overeducation, and the Expansion of Higher Education in the UK
(published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2008, 110 (4), 695-709)
1605  Paul Bingley
Vibeke Myrup Jensen
Ian Walker
The Effects of School Class Size on Length of Post-Compulsory Education: Some Cost-Benefit Analysis
1496  Arnaud Chevalier
Colm P. Harmon
Vincent O'Sullivan
Ian Walker
The Impact of Parental Income and Education on the Schooling of Their Children
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2013, 2:8 [journal version])
1144  Reamonn Lydon
Ian Walker
Welfare-to-Work, Wages and Wage Growth
(published in: Fiscal Studies, 2005, 26 (3), 335–370)
1131  Greg Kaplan
Alissa Goodman
Ian Walker
Understanding the Effects of Early Motherhood in Britain: The Effects on Mothers
 

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