Michela Maria Tincani

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) - UCL
Research Fellow - IFS


I am a labor economist with an interest in social inequalities. In 2016 I was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to conduct research on the first randomization in the world of a national preferential admissions policy. To this purpose, I started (still ongoing) collaborations with the Research Centre at the Chilean Ministry of Education, the Budget Office at the Chilean Ministry of Finance, and the Karta Initiative charity. Together with Fabian Kosse (University of Bonn), I was awarded a Young Scholar grant from the Jacobs Foundation that allowed us to collect data in all schools in Chile that participated in this unique Randomized Control Trial (RCT).


My papers combine large administrative data, experimental data and quasi-experimental data with economic theory (dynamic decision-making, general equilibrium, and game theory). This approach has two goals. The first one is to evaluate large-scale policies that are likely to have complex dynamic or general equilibrium effects. The second goal is to use insights from theory to derive lessons that can guide empirical work.

In 2019, I was awarded the UCL Provost's Education Award and a UCL Faculty Education award for outstanding contributions to education at UCL. See my interview with CTaLE.

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Contact Information:

Email: m.tincani@ucl.ac.uk