I am currently a Research Officer at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). My current projects include work for two government departments, evaluating a randomised controlled trial in schools funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, and a research project for upReach and The Sutton Trust. I'm always keen to hear about new research opportunities in the fields of education, training and skills; labour markets; and policy evaluation. You can read my current CV here.

I have just completed a PhD in Economics of Education in the Department of Quantitative Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. My supervisors are Prof. Lorraine Dearden (IFS) and Prof. John Micklewright (UCL/IoE).

Past activities

Selected publications

Anders, J. Does an aptitude test affect socioeconomic and gender gaps in attendance at an elite university? - in DoQSS Working Papers, No. 14-07 (April 2014)

Anders, J. The Link between Household Income, University Applications and University Attendance - in Fiscal Studies, vol. 33, no. 2 (June 2012), pp. 185–210

An earlier version of this work appeared as: Anders, J. What's the link between household income and going to university? - in DoQSS Working Papers, No. 12-01 (March 2012)

Anders, J. & Jerrim, J. The socio-economic gradient in educational attainment and labour market outcomes: a cross-national comparison - forthcoming

Anders, J. & Whitty, G. Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Policy and Practice in England 1997-2010 - in Closing the Achievement Gap from an International Perspective, ed. Julia V. Clark. Springer (2013)

A revised version of this work is available as: Anders, J. & Whitty, G. (How) did New Labour narrow the achievement and participation gap? - in LLAKES Research Papers, No. 46 (January 2014)

Anders, J. Using the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England for research into Higher Education access - in DoQSS Working Papers, No. 12-13 (December 2012)

Anders, J. & Micklewright, J. Teenagers’ expectations of applying to university: how do they change? - in DoQSS Working Papers, No. 13-13 (October 2013)



Postal address:
National Institute of Economic and Social Research
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