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Maria Ventura

Maria Ventura

PhD Student


Maria is a PhD Candidate in Economics. Her research so far has focused on intergenerational persistence of occupations and its effects on labour market outcomes. More generally, she is interested in how agents make career choices and how this process can affect welfare and inequalities. Prior to joining the PhD programme, she completed the MRes (with distinction) and the MSc (with merit) in Economics at the LSE. She holds a BA in Management (cum laude) from University of Rome La Sapienza and spent a semester as visiting student at University College Dublin, Ireland, and one at Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Maria Ventura's current research interests are:

  • Labour economics
  • Public economics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Occupational choice
  • Intergenerational mobility
  • Migration