Gill Wyness is a Professor of Economics, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities at the UCL Institute of Education. She is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.
She is an applied economist and she specialises in quantitative methods. Her main research area is the economics of tertiary education, and she is particularly interested in inequalities in university participation and attainment, and the drivers of it – including higher education finance, information advice and guidance, and school factors.
Ongoing research is focused on student mismatch in further and higher education,understanding the extent to which students attend courses that are more or less selective than might be expected, given their academic attainment. This project looks at both the drivers of mismatch, and the labour market consequences of mismatch.Her work has been published in the Economics of Education Review, the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and the Journal of Labor Economics.