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Our team

Our team includes:

Gabriella Conti

Gabriella is an Associate Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics at UCL and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She has extensive experience in applying economic models to study the developmental origins of health disparities and the lifecourse health effects of early childhood interventions, by using econometric methods tailored to both randomised controlled trials with small sample size and large and complex observational data.

Giacomo Mason

Giacomo is completing his PhD at the UCL Department of Economics, and works on the economics of childhood development. His research focuses on the measurement of human capital, and on the evaluation of interventions that foster skill accumulation.

Stavros Poupakis

Stavros is a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Economics at UCL. His research focus on the development of methods and applied analysis of large observational data. His main research interests lie in the field of applied econometrics. In his current work, he employs various econometric techniques for the estimation of early childhood experiences’ effects on health outcomes.

Role in this project

UCL is leading Work Package 5, which includes the evaluations of randomised controlled trials of early life interventions, and the estimation of complex dynamics models of production of health across the lifecourse. UCL also has research tasks within Work Package 2 and Work Package 4.