of the Women in Social and Public Policy Research Hub




Almudena Sevilla is a Professor of Economic and Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy at LSE and is currently the Chair of the Royal Economic Society Women's Committee. Almudena is an applied micro economist whose research focuses on the areas of gender economics, child development, and human capital. She teaches courses in these areas at the Graduate and Undergraduate Level. Almudena has also held positions at University College London, Queen Mary University, University of Oxford, University of Essex Institute for Social and Economic Research, and the Congressional Budget Office in Washington DC. She received her Ph.D. from Brown University in 2004 in the fields of family and population economics and econometrics. 



Berkay Ozcan is a Professor of Social and Public Policy in the Department of Social Policy and the School of Public Policy of the London School of Economics (LSE). Before joining LSE, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Yale University. He has held visiting researcher positions at Princeton University (2006); Essex University (2007), and the University College London (UCL) (2017). He is an external Research Fellow at the Center for Research and Analysis on Migration (CReAM) of the UCL and has been awarded a Jemolo Fellowship at the Nuffield College of the University of Oxford (2015).  He studies the relationship between demographic processes and economic outcomes. He published in prominent journals in economics, demography, and sociology, such as Annual Review of Sociology, Demography, PNAS, Journal Human Resources, and European Economic Review, among others. His research has been covered by more than 60 media outlets, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, etc.  He has given many radio and TV interviews, including at Canadian CTV, ITv, Irish Radio, Hispan TV, and the BBC, etc., in English and Spanish. He frequently provides policy consultancy to the public sector in the UK, such as Public Health England (PHE), the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), and international organizations, such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Organization of Migration(IOM) of the UN.