Who gets in? Where you live matters for where you go to school

A graphic depicting school children running into a school overlaid with the text 'Who gets in? Where you live matters for where you go to school'.The system rationing entry to England’s more effective schools could have a big impact on social mobility. Our research provides the first detailed national dataset since widespread academisation.

By Simon Burgess (University of Bristol and IZA), Estelle Cantillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles, FNRS, and CEPR), Mariagrazia Cavallo (University of Bristol), Ellen Greaves (European University Institute and University of Bristol), and Min Zhang (University of Westminster)

Families can express a preference (‘choose’) for their child to attend any state school in England, but schools set the rules for who gets in if they are over-subscribed.…

Academic Spotlight: An interview with Dr Christine Valente

portrait of Dr Christine ValenteMeet Christine Valente, Reader, or ‘Associate Professor’ in Economics at University of Bristol

We caught up with Dr Christine Valente from the Department of Economics at University of Bristol, to find out why she chose a career in economics, to learn about her research focus and to find out who and what she is inspired by.…