Dr Tanya Wilson

  • Lecturer (Economics)

Biography

Tanya joined the Adam Smith Business School in August 2018. Previously she was an Early Career Fellow at the University of Stirling working on the Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS) project.

Tanya was awarded her PhD in 2015 from Royal Holloway University of London.

Tanya’s main research area is Family Economics, where she has investigated topics such as the impact of local labour market conditions on the incidence of domestic violence and the influence of education on the propensity for early motherhood, juvenile crime and marital sorting.


Research interests

  • Family Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Economics

Grants

2017: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant - £10,000
2016: Stirling Crucible grant - £2,000
2016: University of Stirling SEED Funding - £1,500
2015: Scottish Institute of Research in Economics (SIRE) Activities Grant - £5,000
2012: Helen Robinson Award
2011: Nuffield Foundation - £2,000


Supervision

Available for supervision on topics within Applied Economics, such as:

  • Policy Evaluation
  • Economics of Education
  • Economics of the Family
  • Economics of Gender
  • Economics of Ageing
  • Economics of Crime

Teaching

ECON 5094: Topics in Applied Microeconomics
ECON 4020: Microeconomic Analysis


Additional information

Awards:

  • Royal Economic Society prize (2016)
  • Sir Alec Cairncross Prize (2017)

 

Impact and Knowledge Exchange:

Scottish Economic Society council member (2016-present)

Scottish Parliament Inquiries

  • Gender Pay Gap in Scotland (2017) 
  • Scotland’s Economic Performance (2017).

Royal Society of Edinburgh working groups

  • The Gender Pay Gap in Scotland (2017)
  • The Retention and Promotion of Women in STEM Occupations (2018)

 

Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS) Pilot Launch (2017) - Co-organiser and Editor

Scottish Institute for Research Exchange (SIRE) workshop “Using Administrative Data for Economic Research” – Organiser

Work in Progress:

  • Long-run Health and Mortality Effects of Exposure to Universal Health Care at Birth (with M. Luhrmann)
  • The Equilibrium Marriage Market Effect of a Major Educational Reform: The Role of Unobserved Ability (with D. Anderberg, J. Bagger and V. Bhaskar)
  • Compulsory Schooling and Teenage Motherhood 
  • Asian Gold - Expected Returns to Crime & Thieves Behaviour (with N. Braakmann, A. Chevalier)
  • Marital Age Gaps and Educational Homogamy - Evidence from a Compulsory Schooling Reform in the UK (with T. Hener)
  • Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion Amongst Older Adults: A Cross-Country Comparison (with D. Bell, E. Douglas and M. Moro)
  • The Impact of the Education Maintenance Allowance on Teenage Fertility Rates
  • Do Prison Industries Steal Private Sector Jobs (with I. Trapeznikova)
  • Mortality and Life-cycle Health Impacts of Early Life Nutritional Environments (with M. Luhrmann)
  • Daily Nutrition, Muscle Mass and Mobility in an Ageing Population (with R. Crockett, E. Douglas and L. Hamilton)

Media Coverage:

2018: BBC (Timeline - 08/03/18)
2017: BBC Radio Scotland (06/10/17 and 10/11/17)
2016: Mail Online (30/08/16); sciencenewsline.com (30/08/16); thisismoney.co.uk (30/08/16); Health Medicine Network (30/08/16); EurekAlert (30/08/16); Newswise (31/08/16); Noodls (31/08/16);
The Metro (01/09/16); The Conversation (22/09/16); biznews.com (23/09/16); myinforms.com (23/09/16); startupsmart.com (24/09/16); Yahoo Finance (26/09/16); World Economic Forum (28/09/16)
2014: CentrePiece, Vol. 18 Issue 3; sciencedaily.com (25/02/14)
2013: The Observer (07/04/13); BBC Radio Berkshire (24/04/13); theatlantic.com (06/08/13)


Publications

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2016

Anderberg, D., Rainer, H., Wadsworth, J. and Wilson, T. (2016) Unemployment and domestic violence: theory and evidence. Economic Journal, 126(597), pp. 1947-1979. (doi:10.1111/ecoj.12246)

Sauer, R. M. and Wilson, T. (2016) The rise of female entrepreneurs: new evidence on gender differences in liquidity constraints. European Economic Review, 86, pp. 73-86. (doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.10.010)

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Number of items: 2.

Articles

Anderberg, D., Rainer, H., Wadsworth, J. and Wilson, T. (2016) Unemployment and domestic violence: theory and evidence. Economic Journal, 126(597), pp. 1947-1979. (doi:10.1111/ecoj.12246)

Sauer, R. M. and Wilson, T. (2016) The rise of female entrepreneurs: new evidence on gender differences in liquidity constraints. European Economic Review, 86, pp. 73-86. (doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.10.010)

This list was generated on Tue Sep 17 08:14:15 2019 BST.