Hupkau, Claudia


PhD: Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Office: F4.4


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. 

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Orcid: 0000-0002-7545-3835


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PhD in Economics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (2017).

Master of Science in Economics,  Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (2009).

Diplom in Economics, Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany (2007).

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

Hupkau, Claudia; Petrongolo, Barbara: "Work, care and gender during the Covid-19 crisis", Fiscal Studies, 41 (3), 623-651, 2020.

Hupkau, Claudia; Maniquet, Francois: “Identity, Non-Take-Up and Welfare Conditionality”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 147, 13-27, 2018.

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

Eyles, Andrew; Hupkau, Claudia; Machin Stephen: “School reforms and pupil performance”, Labour Economics, 41, 9-19, 2016.

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

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