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Gerry McQuade

Lancaster University

The Management School



Research overview

My research interests are in early childhood development and skill formation, the socio-economic impacts of climate and environmental shocks, and the interaction between these two processes in low and middle income contexts. My first chapter focuses on the impact of early life exposure to precipitation shocks on socio-emotional skills measured in adolescent and young adulthood in Peru. Visit my personal academic website.

Current Teaching


ECON 229 - Applied Economics

MASH - ECON 103 Additonal Maths Workshops


C28IN - Intermediate Economics 1: Theory and Techniques (Heriot-Watt University)

Research Grants

1+3 PhD funding from ESRC awarded through SGSSS Student-led Open competition


MSc Economics, 2019-2020 (Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics, University of Edinburgh, UK)

  • Dissertation: "Additional Returns of Extending the Schoolday: Estimating Sibling Spillovers Using a Regression Discontinuity Design"

MA Economics, 2015-2019 (Heriot Watt University, UK)

  • Dissertation: "The impact of health and psychological well-being on wages considering endogeneity: Evidence from Understanding Society"
  • Awards: Watt Club Medal (greatest distinction)

Research overview


Visiting Researcher, Young Lives & Grupo De Análisis para el Desarrollo


Research Consultant, Young Lives

Research Assistant to Simon Franklin, QMUL


Research Assistant, Young Lives


Summer Research Placement, Office for National Statistics - Mortality statistics team


Research Intern, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen