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[Photo: Rui COSTA] Mr Rui COSTA
Occasional Research Assistant - Education and Skills
Email: rui.mvm.costa@gmail.com
Room/Desk: 32L 2.01 A  

Expertise: Labour Economics, Crime Economics and Applied Microeconomics

Biography:

Rui is a PhD student in Economics at University College of London and he joined CEP in December 2012. He has been working as Research Assistant with Prof. Steve Machin and Dr. Brian Bell in the fields of wage structure, education and crime. His research fields span through labour economics, applied microeconometrics and economic growth.

Education:

  • PhD Economics - University College of London (currently)
  • 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:

  • The Return of Falling Real Wages
    David Blanchflower, Rui Costa, Stephen Machin, May 2017
    Paper No' CEPRWU006: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Return of Falling Real Wages
    David Blanchflower, Rui Costa, Stephen Machin, May 2017
    Paper No' CEPRWU006: Full paper (pdf)

  • The Return of Falling Real Wages
    David Blanchflower, Rui Costa, Stephen Machin, May 2017
    Paper No' CEPRWU006: Full paper (pdf)

  • Real Wages and Living Standards in the UK
    Rui Costa, Stephen Machin, May 2017
    Paper No' CEPEA036: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Crime, Compulsory Schooling Laws and Education
    Brian Bell, Rui Costa, Stephen Machin, October 2015
    Paper No' CEPDP1374: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)