Hupkau, Claudia

Department: Economía


Claudia Hupkau holds a PhD in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Before joining CUNEF as an assistant professor, she was research coordinator of the Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) at the London School of Economics (LSE), and worked as a researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE. Her research focuses on the economics of education, understanding the determinants of successful school and college outcomes of disadvantaged students. She also works on the effect of children on women's labor market trajectories to better understand the continuing gender gap in wages and occupations. During her doctoral studies, Claudia worked at the London-based think tank Social Market Foundation, where she was doing research on inequality, education and poverty. 


PhD in Economics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Master of Science in Economics,  Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Diplom in Economics, Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany

Research Interests

Economics of education, labor economics, gender inequality, identity economics. 


Research Coordinator at the Centre for Vocational Education Research, London School of Economics (2015-2017)

Research Economist at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics (2014-2017)

Research Assistant at the Social Market Foundation, London, UK (2013-2014)

Banking Risk Consultant at IBM, Berlin, Germany (2008-2009)

Risk Specialist, Standard & Poor’s, London, UK (2007-2008)

Publications in Scientific Journals

"Work, care and gender during the Covid-19 crisis". With Barbara Petrongolo. Fiscal Studies,September 2020, Volume 41, Issue 3, 623-651. 

“Identity, Non-Take-Up and Welfare Conditionality”. With Francois Maniquet. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, March 2018, Volume 147, 13-27.

"Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications". With Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura.  National Institute Economic Review, May 2017, Volume 240 (1) R42-R57.

“School reforms and pupil performance”. With Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin. Labour Economics, Volume 41, August 2016, 9-19.

 “Academies, charter and free schools: do new school types deliver better outcomes?” With Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin, Economic Policy, July 2016, 31 (87) 453-501.


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