Alexandra de Gendre

Research Fellow

University of Melbourne

I am the 2022 McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne.

I am an economist interested in applied micro-econometrics and human capital formation. I study how children’s human capital formation is shaped by their parents, teachers, and peers. I am also interested in how parental responses to education and welfare policies affect children's outcomes.

Before joining the University of Melbourne, I was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sydney. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands in March 2021, where I was supervised by Prof. Olivier Marie. I hold a M.Sc. degree in Statistics from Ensai in France, and a M.Sc. in Economics from Humboldt University in Germany.

I am also a Research Affiliate at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics since July 2018, and a Research Affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC) since May 2018.