Lucy Ward

Department of Economics

PhD student

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Lucy Ward
Department of Economics
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

Lucy graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2020 with a BA in Economics with Employment Experience. During her Undergraduate degree, Lucy also worked for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs carrying out EU-Exit analysis. Lucy then went on to obtain a MSc in Economics and Public Policy in 2021 from the University of York. She then returned to the University of Sheffield in 2021 to begin her PhD. Her research interest is in Education Economics, with a current focus on the relationship between instructional time and pupil achievement. Lucy is also a graduate teaching assistant for ECN119 Mathematical Methods for Economics, ECN201 Intermediate Microeconomics, ECN332 Economics UG Dissertation and ECN607 Public Policy Evaluation.

Research interests

Lucy's research lies in the area of Education Economics. She is currently focused on instructional time. Using applied econometric methods, she strives to understand the importance of being in school.

Research group


Professor Steven McIntosh

Dr Bert Van Landeghem

Teaching activities

ECN119: Mathematical Methods for Economics (tutorials)

ECN201: Intermediate Microeconomics (tutorials)

ECN332: Economics UG Dissertation

ECN607: Public Policy Evaluation (computer practical)