Professor Anna Vignoles

    • Professor of Education, University of Cambridge
    • Visiting Professor, Institute of Education
    • Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Faculty:
    • Faculty of Policy and Society
  • Department:
    • Department of Quantitative Social Science
  • Summary:
    • Anna Vignoles is a quantitative researcher who specialises in the economics of education. A key research interest of hers is the economic value of education, and specifically the labour market value of basic skills, training, qualifications and different types of curricula.

      She has also researched issues around equity in education, such as widening participation in higher education. Lastly, she undertakes research into school efficiency, with a particular emphasis on the study of financial and human resourcing in education.
  • Teaching:
    • Anna teaches courses in quantitative methods and the economics of education.
  • Research:
    • • Co-investigator for CLOSER, the Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources - an ESRC investment.
      • Co-investigator for the 2012 birth cohort, Life Study (UCL).
      • Deputy Director of the Centre for Youth Transitions, which is a Department for Children Schools and Families sponsored research centre focused on the analysis of adolescent issues.
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Key research interests include the economic value of education, and specifically the labour market value of basic skills, training, qualifications and different types of curricula.

      Other research issues of interest include equity issues in education, such as widening participation in higher education and school efficiency, with a particular emphasis on the study of financial and human resourcing in education.
  • Professional Activities:
    • • Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies
      • Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
      • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the 2012 British cohort study, Life Study
      • Associate Editor of Education Economics.
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • UK, US
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English, French
  • Languages Written:
    • English
Professor Anna Vignoles

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  • Department of Quantitative Social Science
    Institute of Education University of London
    20 Bedford Way
    London
    WC1H 0AL

Publications

  • Vignoles, A. (with M.Collins and J. Walker) (2010) 'Higher Education Academic Salaries in the UK', Oxford Economic Papers. Vol. 62, 1, pp. 12-35.
  • Vignoles, A. (with Lorraine Dearden and Stephen Machin) (2009) 'Economics of Education Research: A Review and Future Prospects', Oxford Review of Education. Vol. 35, 5, pp.617 - 632.
  • Vignoles, A. (with G.Hobbs) (2009) 'Is children's free school meal 'eligibility' a good proxy for family income?', British Educational Research Journal. pp. 1469-3518.
  • Steele F.; Vignoles, A.; Jenkins, A. (2007) 'The Impact of School Resources on Student Attainment: A Multilevel Simultaneous Equation Modelling Approach', The Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, volume 170, part 3, pp. 801-824.
  • Vignoles, Anna; Allen, Rebecca (2007) 'What Should an Index of School Segregation Measure?', Oxford Review of Education Vol. 33, No. 4.
  • Vignoles, Anna; Machin , Stephen (ed.) (2005) What's the Good of Education?: The Economics of Education in the UK. Princeton University Press: Princeton and Oxford.
  • Vignoles, Anna; Galindo-Rueda, F. (2005) 'The Declining Relative Importance of Ability in Predicting Educational Attainment', Journal of Human Resources Vol. 40, No. 2, pp.335-353 .
  • Vignoles, A. (with P. Dolton) (2002) 'The Return to Post-Compulsory School Mathematics Study', Economica. Vol. 69, 273, pp. 113-142.
  • Vignoles, A. (with L. Dearden, L, S. McIntosh, and M. Myck) (2002) 'The Returns to Academic, Vocational and Basic Skills in Britain', Bulletin of Economic Research Vol 54, 3, pp. 249-274.
  • Vignoles, A. (with S. McIntosh) (2001) 'Measuring and assessing the impact of basic skills on labour market outcomes', Oxford Economic Papers. Vol.53, 3, pp.453-481.