Dr Jonathan Norris



Personal statement

I am an applied microeconomist with work in education, skill development, and labor topics. Broadly, I am interested in the development of skills among children and adolescents. I am especially interested in noncognitive skills such as perseverance and grit and the role of family inputs and network spill-overs in their production. Within applied economics, my work has drawn from both the treatment effects and peer effects literature, and from theoretical economics, my work has drawn from identity economics and the economics of networks.

I am also interested in the evolution of skills among children of immigrants. More generally, I am interested in exploring differences in skill development among sub-populations to understand how policy might change development trajectories and, in turn, future economic outcomes.



Peer Gender and Schooling : Evidence from Ethiopia
Borbely Daniel, Norris Jonathan, Romiti Agnese
The skill development of children of immigrants
Hull Marie, Norris Jonathan
Economics of Education Review Vol 78 (2020)
Peers, parents, and attitudes about school
Norris Jonathan
Journal of Human Capital Vol 14, pp. 290-342 (2020)
Poverty, Educational Attainment and Covid-19 [Podcast] EP23
Spowage Mairi, Congreve Emma, Norris Jonathan
The economics of parenting : children and inequality in a time of shutdown
Congreve Emma, Norris Jonathan, Roy Graeme
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 44 (2020)
The Long-run Effects of Peers on Mental Health
Kiessling Lukas, Norris Jonathan

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