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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


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.


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


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

Selected Publications:

See also Publications on LSE Research Online book
  • 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)

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