Sarah McNamara joined ZEW’s Research Department “Labour Markets and Social Insurance” in April 2020. Her research interests lie in the field of applied microeconometrics and empirical labour market research. Currently, her research focuses on the consequences of university drop out, migration processes, and economic inequalities. Sarah McNamara received her bachelor’s degree in economics at Queen’s University Belfast and completed a master’s degree in economics (M.Sc.) at the University of Mannheim. In her master’s thesis, she analysed heterogeneity in the returns to UK higher education for new graduates by degree subject, using a double machine learning approach.

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