Sarah is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making (InstEAD). She is a Research Fellow at the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labour, Bonn). Since March 2015, Sarah has been an Independent Member of the Low Pay Commission, which is the independent body that advises the UK government about the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage.
Sarah’s research interests lie in the area of applied microeconometrics focusing on labour economics including wage determination, the economics of education and household finances including financial decision-making and vulnerability over time. Current research explores the relationship between fiscal consolidation at the local level and individual wellbeing and attitudes towards redistribution. Sarah’s research has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Leverhulme Trust
Sarah has been a member of the Grant Assessment Panel C of the ESRC; the REF 2014 Economics and Econometrics Sub-Panel; the Women’s Committee of the Royal Economic Society; the Steering Group of the Royal Economic Society Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics; and the Royal Economic Society Council.
Further information about Sarah can be found here.