Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Staff Biography

[Photo: Sandra MCNALLY] Professor Sandra MCNALLY
Director - Education and Skills
Tel:  020 7955 7579
Room/Desk: 32L 2.02 B  

University of Surrey
Tel: 01483 686 955

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Economics of Education; Economic Evaluation


Sandra McNally is Director of the Education and Skills Programme at CEP. She is also Professor of Economics at University of Surrey. Current research interests include economic evaluation of government policies; the effect of careers-related information on educational decisions; returns to education; the effects of 'ability tracking' within school systems; special educational needs; education and mental health.

Current Areas of Research:

Sandra has several research projects within the Economics of Education. Her current projects include an evaluation of programmes to improve reading at primary school and evaluating the impact of providing careers-related information to teenagers.


  • PhD, University College London
  • MSc in Environmental Economics, University College London
  • BA in Economics, Trinity College Dublin

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • IZA, Institute for the Study of Labor. Bonn.

CEP Publications: