Miss Cecily Josten

Miss Cecily Josten

PhD student

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

English, French, German, Spanish
Key Expertise
behavioural economics; non-cognitive skills; personality

About me


Cecily researches the impact of non-cognitive skills and personality on labour market outcomes; such as wages and occupational attainment. She is specifically interested in skills that gain importance in the face of increasingly dynamic labour markets that require individuals to quickly adapt to changes in labour demands due to automation. Cecily aims at using experimental design to test for the mechanisms through which non-cognitive skills determine preferences for attributes of occupations and to test how non-cognitive skills impact decision-making in teams and team performance.

Cecily holds an MSc in International Health Economics from LSE and an MA in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Edinburgh. Cecily has previously also worked as an economic consultant in London.


  • Brian Abel-Smith Prize: Best dissertation for the MSc in International Health Economics
  • Brian Abel-Smith Prize: Outstanding performance in the MSc International Health Economics


Expertise Details

behavioural economics; non-cognitive skills; personality; quantitative methods; occupational sorting

My research