Nikki Shure is a Research Associate (post-doctoral researcher) at the University College London Institute of Education. She received her D.Phil. (PhD) in Economics from the University of Oxford as Weidenfeld Scholar in 2016 and her BSFS in International Economics from Georgetown University.
Her main research interests are labor economics, the economics of education, and applied microeconomics.
Nikki joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2016.
International large-scale assessments such as PISA are increasingly being used to benchmark the academic performance of young people across the world. Yet many of the technicalities underpinning these datasets are misunderstood by applied researchers, who sometimes fail to take their complex sample and test designs into account. The aim of...