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.
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.
Réka Plugor has been with the University of Leicester since 2009 working in various research and teaching 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. Réka 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.