Dr. Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner, Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business, University of Leicester
Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner received his PhD in economics from Queen Mary University of London,
joining the University of Leicester in 2011. His research focuses on the impact evaluation of public policies.
He has analysed incentives in education, the determinants of violence against women,
and the effect of education on fertility. His current research interests include the determinants and consequences of crime, and the economic impact of disease.
He has an interest and expertise in Brazil and has worked with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Public
Security and the Ministry of Health in Brazil, and is a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank.
In 2016, Foureaux Koppensteiner was awarded a Future Research Leaders grant by the ESRC.
Dr. Jesse Matheson, Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business, University of Leicester
Jesse Matheson received his PhD in Economics from the University of Calgary,
joining the University of Leicester in 2011. Matheson has published studies in
the fields of economics and public health. His research focuses on evaluating how policy
and social context influence individual decision making. In previous research, he has studied the
effect of fuel poverty on household food insecurity, how public pensions impact senior mortality, and
smoking in Canadian Aboriginal communities. He has worked with Statistics Canada and has been a visiting
scholar at Cornell University.
Dr. Réka Plugor, Research Associate, School of Business, University of Leicester
Réka Plugor has been with the University of Leicester since 2009 working in various research roles.
She received her PhD in Labour Market Research from the University of Leicester in 2014. She has a
broad range of research interests located mainly within the sociology of work, education and youth.
She conducts research on these topics from both theoretical and applied perspectives using qualitative,
quantitative or mixed methods. Plugor has experience in working with large and complex datasets as well
as highly sensitive data from narrative and life history interviews. She has published her work in Hungarian,
Romanian and English, in policy reports, books and peer-reviewed journals.