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[Photo: Rui COSTA] Dr Rui COSTA
Research Economist - Education and Skills, Labour Markets
Email: r.m.vieira-marques-da-costa@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.01 K  

Expertise: Labour Economics, Crime Economics and Applied Microeconomics

Biography:

Rui joined CEP in December 2012. He has worked with Prof. Steve Machin and Dr. Brian Bell in the fields education and crime. Recently, he has been working on the interactions between trade and labour markets. His research fields span through labour economics, crime economics and applied microeconometrics.

Education:

  • PhD Economics - University College of London 2018
  • MSc Economics - University College of London 2012
  • BSc Economics - NOVA School of Business and Economics 2011

Awards:

  • ESRC Studentship 2012-2016
  • Best Masters Thesis - MSc Economics - University College of London 2012

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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CEP Election Analysis
The Labour Market Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA046:
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Tags: employment; jobs; labour; productivity; unemployment; wages; 2019 general election


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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Worker Deskilling Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1622:
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F66; J24; J31


Tags: exchange rate depreciation; trade; wages; training; deskilling; brexit

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Trade and Worker Deskilling: How the post-Brexit pound has hurt Britain’s workers Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT15:
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Tags: brexit; eu; trade; wages; jobs; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Does Education Reduce Crime? Brian Bell, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1566:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime age profiles; school dropout; compulsory schooling laws

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CVER Briefing Note
Investing in People: The Case for Human Capital Tax Credits Rui Costa, Nikhil Datta, Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
March 2018
Paper No' CVERBRF007:
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Tags: human capital; tax credits; uk economy; industrial strategy

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CEP Industrial Strategy
Investing in People: The Case for Human Capital Tax Credits Rui Costa, Nikhil Datta, Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
March 2018
Paper No' CEPIS01:
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Tags: #cepindustrialstrategy; industrial strategy; capital tax credits

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CEP Real Wage Update
The Return of Falling Real Wages David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
May 2017
Paper No' CEPRWU006:
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Tags: real wages; wages; growth

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The Return of Falling Real Wages David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
May 2017
Paper No' CEPRWU006:
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The Return of Falling Real Wages David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
May 2017
Paper No' CEPRWU006:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime, Compulsory Schooling Laws and Education Brian Bell, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1374:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime; education; compulsory schooling laws