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Clare Leaver Recognition of Distinction

Woman wearing blue topProfessor Clare Leaver, Supernumerary Fellow, has been awarded the title of Professor in the University’s latest Recognition of Distinction exercise.

Prior to working at Univ, Professor Leaver was a University Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Economics at Oxford and Fellow of The Queen’s College. Clare completed her PhD studies at the University of Bristol, and remains an associate member of Bristol’s Centre for Public and Market Organisation. She moved to the University of Oxford to take up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2003 and was appointed to a University Lectureship in 2007. She is the Director of the Service Delivery Programme at the Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development, and Research Coordinator of the Research into Improving Systems of Education Programme hosted by the Blavatnik School.

Clare’s research mainly focuses on careers and incentives in the public sector including Public Utility Commissioners in the United States and the senior judiciary in England and Wales. In her current work, she looks at incentives for educators in low and middle-income countries. Her projects include studies of the effectiveness of paying for locally monitored teacher presence in Uganda; the impact of paying for teacher preparation and pedagogy, alongside more standard metrics of teacher presence and student performance, in Rwanda; and the welfare consequences of school “supply-side” responses to the Right to Education Act in India.

Ben Jackson, Leslie Mitchell Tutorial Fellow in History, was also awarded the title of Professor by the University this year. He is a historian of modern Britain, with particular interests in political thought, labour history, and the history of economic and social policy.

Published: 2 September 2022

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