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[Photo: Shqiponja TELHAJ] Dr Shqiponja TELHAJ
Associate - Education and Skills
Tel:  020 7955 3516
Email: s.telhaj@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.02 A  

University of Sussex
Tel: (01273) 873359
Email: S.Telhaj@sussex.ac.uk

Expertise: Economics of Education, Labour Markets, Applied Microeconomics

Biography:

Shqiponja's main research interests are in the areas of applied microeconomics, especially, Economics of Education and Labour Economics. Her main current research focuses on topics of leadership wages and performance in the public sector; teacher turnover and student performance; and gender wage gap. She is also working on an ESRC-funded project on labour market effects on privatisation of state-owned enterprises in developing countries, with particular focus on India.

Education:

  • PhD in Economics
  • MA in Economics (Distinction)
  • BSc in Economics (1st Class Hons)

Awards:

  • ESRC Research Grant: “Privatization and productivity growth”, (2014-2017) (joint with with Chari Amalavoyal and Alan Winters)

Selected Publications:

  • Does degree class matter? Graduate earnings and student achievement in UK universities, Oxford Economic Papers (2015), doi: 10.1093/oep/gpv070, (with Robin Naylor and Jeremy Smith)

  • Pupil mobility and school disruption, Journal of Public Economics, 95 (9-10). pp. 1156-1167. ISSN 0047-2727, (with Steve Gibbons)

  • Non-Native Speakers Of English In The Classroom: What Are The Effects On Pupil Performance? The Economic Journal, (2013), 123 (570): 281- 307. (with Sandra McNally and Charlotte Geay)

CEP Publications

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CentrePiece Article
Does teacher turnover affect young people's academic achievement? Steve Gibbons, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Shqiponja Telhaj
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP500:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


Tags: teacher turnover; student performance

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Non-Native Speakers Of English In The Classroom: What Are The Effects On Pupil Performance? Charlotte Geay, Sandra McNally and Shqiponja Telhaj
March 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0137:
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Tags: language; immigration; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Educational Returns, Ability Composition and Cohort Effects: Theory and Evidence for Cohorts of Early-Career UK Graduates Norman Ireland, Robin A. Naylor, Jeremy Smith and Shqiponja Telhaj July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0939:
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JEL Classification: J31; J24; I21; D82


Tags: educational returns; college wage premium; degree class; ability bias; statistical discrimination

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
University Quality and Graduate Wages in the UK Iftikhar Hussain, Sandra McNally and Shqiponja Telhaj
March 2009
Paper No' CEEDP0099:
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JEL Classification: I23; J24


Tags: university quality; returns to education

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CentrePiece Article
In Brief: Are the top universities worth paying for? Iftikhar Hussain, Sandra McNally and Shqiponja Telhaj
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP259:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Mobility and School Disruption Steve Gibbons and Shqiponja Telhaj
August 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0083:
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JEL Classification: H4; I2; R2; J24


Tags: pupil mobility; pupil achievement; externalities

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Mobility of English School Children Stephen Machin, Shqiponja Telhaj and Joan Wilson
May 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0067:
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JEL Classification: 12


Tags: school children; mobility


This paper has been published as:
Fiscal Studies, 27, 253-280 (2006)