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Dr Margaret Leighton

Dr Margaret Leighton

Lecturer

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 462442
Email
mal22@st-andrews.ac.uk
Office
G21A
Location
Castlecliffe
Office hours
Mondays and Tuesdays, 3pm to 4pm in Maths Tutorial Room 1E

 

Biography

Dr Margaret Leighton joined the University of St Andrews in 2015, after receiving her PhD from the Toulouse School of Economics. Originally from Canada, she completed her undergraduates studies at Mount Allison University in Economics.

Research areas

Margaret uses data to answer questions and to test economic hypotheses. While education is her primary field of interest, she has also worked on projects in development economics and labour economics. In recent research, she has gathered and analysed data to better understand how education policies shape students? school choices and performance, and how those choices determine important later outcomes such as occupations, wages, and career satisfaction.

PhD supervision

  • Michelle Moore

Selected publications

 

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