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Staff Biography

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


Rui is a PhD student in Economics at University College of London and he joined CEP in December 2012. He has been working as Occasional 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.


  • MSc Economics - University College of London 2012
  • BSc Economics (Visiting) - Columbia University 2011
  • BSc Economics - NOVA School of Business and Economics 2011


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

CEP Publications:

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