Michela Tincani is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at University College London, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Tincani is an empirical microeconomist interested in social inequalities. Her papers combine administrative microdata and quasi-experimental data variation with insights from applied microeconomic theory (dynamic decision-making, general equilibrium, and game theoretic models of social interactions). In ongoing work, she is collecting data on a large randomized experiment on education policy. This approach has two goals. The first one is to evaluate large-scale policies that are likely to have complex dynamic or general equilibrium effects. The second goal is to use insights from theory to guide the empirical analysis. She has studied educational vouchers, teacher labor markets and social interactions in the classroom. Her current research focuses on equality of opportunity in access to higher education. Finally, she is interested in inequalities on the labor market, with a focus on the role of non-cognitive skills in determining the wage gender gap.
Tincani received her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012.