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Dr Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela.

Dr Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela


Expertise: economics of education, labour economics


Jenifer received her Phd in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence. She started working at CEP as a Research Economist in August 2014, in the Education and Skills group. She is also the Research Coordinator of the Centre for Vocational Education Research at the LSE. She previously worked as a consultant for the Economics directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and as a Junior Economist at the Bank of Spain.

Current areas of research include:

  • Economics of Education: high stake exams; value-added of post-16 Further Education Institutions; gender gaps in education; adult education
  • Labour economics: intergenerational transmission of labour market shocks.