2017 ESPE Elections

The online-elections for the President of ESPE and for Council members will take place between the 10th of October and the 10th of November 2017. The e-voting system will be provided to all ESPE members for whom we have a valid e-mail address. We will elect the new President-elect and two new Council members. One candidate for President-elect and four candidates for the Council are proposed and their biographical details are listed alphabetically below. 

Candidate for President-elect 2019

Kjell G. Salvanes


Kjell G. Salvanes

Kjell G. Salvanes is Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He is the research director of CELE, and the Deputy Director of a center of excellence, FAIR at NHH, and a Research associate at CEPR, IZA, HCEO, CES-ifo and CEE at LSE. He is a joint Managing Editor of The Economic Journal. His main are of research is in family economics and the economics of education. More specifically his research focus has been on intergenerational mobility, early investment in children and adult labor market outcomes, as well as long-term effects of early schooling. He has published extensively in top economics journals like the AER, JPE, QJE, REStat, Economic Journal, JEEA, and in top field journals like JOLE, JPubE, JHR as well as contributed in Elsevier’s Handbook of the Economics of Education.

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Candidates for the Council (2018-2020)


Ghazala Azmat


Ghazala Azmat is a Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, Paris. She is a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE), Research Fellow at IZA, Research Affiliate at CEPR, and Research Fellow at CESifo. Her main research interests are in applied and empirical microeconomics. In particular, her research focuses on issues relating to competition, incentives and organizational structure, as well as on topics in labor, education and public economics. She received her PhD in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has published in several international journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of European Economic Association, the Journal of Labor Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics. Her current editorial roles include Co-editor of Labour Economics, a Panel Member of Economic Policy, and Associate Editor of SERIEs.

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Adeline Delavande


Adeline Delavande is Professor of Economics at the Institute for Socio-Economic Research of the University of Essex. She holds a PhD from Northwestern University (2004). She held previous positions at the RAND Corporation and Nova School of Business & Economics. Her research covers a broad range of topics related to education, family, health and development economics. An important part of her research agenda focuses on understanding how individuals make decisions under uncertainty using elicited subjective expectations, in particular on how best to elicit probabilistic expectations from survey respondents and on how to incorporate expectations into econometrics model to make inference on behaviour. She has published in the Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics and the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, among others.

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Helmut Rainer


Helmut Rainer is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich and Director of the Centre for Labour and Demographic Economics at the ifo Institute. Helmut Rainer’s principal areas of interests span the fields of Family Economics, Labour Economics and Public Economics. His past research has, among other things, addressed issues related to work-conditioned welfare programs, preferences for redistribution, social capital, the geographic dispersion within families, the link between public policy and fertility and the effects of public transit strikes. His current research includes work on domestic violence and the integration of immigrant children. Helmut Rainer studied Economics at the University of Graz. He received his PhD at the University of Essex in 2005. He was Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of St. Andrews from 2005 to 2009.

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Stefanie Schurer


Stefanie Schurer is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Her research interest is the Economics of Human Development. Most of her current projects explore the evolution of skills, preferences, and health over the lifecourse and the role that parents and the public sector play in shaping these skills. She is a principal investigator of several NHMRC-funded, linked administrative data projects in Australia, evaluating, among others, the impact of early-life medical interventions and cash/in-kind transfers on children's skill development. Her work has been published in the Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, among others. As of August 2017, she serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. She is a University of Sydney SOAR Fellow and an ARC Discovery Early Career Fellow. She held positions at Victoria University of Wellington and University of Melbourne and is a Visiting Scholar at The University of Chicago, a Research Fellow at the IZA Bonn, and an affiliate of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group.

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