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Visiting PhD Student - Education and Skills
Email: s.matthewes@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.03 R  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Economics of Education, Public Policy, Labour Economics


I am currently a visiting PhD student at the Centre for Economic Performance. Since July 2019 I have been a Research Fellow in the research unit "Skill Formation and Labor Markets", WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and an Affiliated Researcher in the department "Education and Family", DIW Berlin. From January 2017 to June 2019 I was a Research Fellow in the project group „College for Interdisciplinary Education Research”, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.


  • BA Liberal Arts and Sciences (Majors: Economics & Political Science), Amsterdam University College
  • BSc Economics of Public Policy, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
Better Together? Heterogeneous Effects of Tracking on Student Achievement Sönke Hendrik Matthewes
July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1706.PDF:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: I24; I28; J24

Tags: tracking; student achievement; school systems; inequality; difference-in-differences; triple-differences; value-added