G-Lab

Lab Researchers 

George Altmann. George is a B.Sc. student in the UCL Department of Economics. At the G-Lab, he is working on the collection of archival data on historical public health programmes in UK.
Mirko De Maria. Mirko is a research assistant and teaching assistant at UCL and has been working as PreDoc at the G-Lab since January 2022, on projects involving the analysis of data on subjective expectations. He graduated from the Sapienza University of Rome in 2019 with a BSc in Economics and from UCL in 2021 with an MSc in Economics. His main interests include Health Economics, Labour Economics, and the Economics of Education. https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirko-demaria/
Riccardo d’Adamo. Riccardo is a 6th-year Econ PhD student at UCL. His research is in Econometrics, in particular causal inference, machine learning and high-dimensional inference. He is working with Gabriella on a project proposing estimation methods for extracting measures of child development. https://sites.google.com/view/riccardodadamo/home
Dylan Celestino D’Mello. Dylan has been working as a Pre-Doc at the G-Lab since October 2020 and is currently involved in the collection and analysis of data on the health visiting programme in UK. He graduated from University of Warwick in 2019 with a BSc in Economics and from UCL in 2020 with a MSc in Economics. His research interests include Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics and Industrial Economics.
 https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-celestino/
Shivam Gujral. Shivam is a final year undergraduate Economics student at University College London. Over the course of his studies, he has developed a keen interest in research areas like Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, and Formal and Informal Credit Markets. His previous undergraduate research work at university has focussed on utilising applied methods to explore issues surrounding equality of educational opportunity and understanding consumption smoothing mechanisms opted by credit constrained households. To further his interests and learning in development, Shivam is working at the G-Lab on a project about pollution exposure and health. Aside from University work, you can find him enjoying a Friday night out with friends or binge-watching Suits.
Sweta Gupta. Sweta is a Research Fellow in the UCL Department of Economics who specialises in applied microeconomics with a focus on education and early childhood development. She has 8 years of experience leading and managing large scale RCTs in India, Latin America, and conflict-affected African countries on these themes, in partnership with NGOs, international organisations, and governments. She completed her Masters from the University of Oxford, and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex. At the G-Lab, Sweta is working on a large-scale field experiment in Ecuador and on the impacts of COVID-19 on children. https://sites.google.com/view/swetagupta/about
Jiaqi Li. Jiaqi is a first-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Warwick. His research aims at reducing child inequalities, via a better understanding of the interplay between household choices and child development, and how such interplay is affected by changes in policy incentives, information intervention, or macro-environment. At the G-Lab, Jiaqi is working on child mental health and home visiting programmes.
Kaicheng Lu. Kaicheng is a second-year undergraduate student studying economics at UCL. He is interested in applied microeconomics, development economics and labour economics. At the G-Lab, he is working primarily on projects involving collection of archival data on historical shocks and policies. Kaicheng is also writing for UCL’s Economic Tribune on matters related to foreign aid effectiveness. In his spare time, he enjoys musicals, tennis and cooking.
Skand Sharma. Skand is a penultimate year B.Sc Economics undergraduate student at UCL. Besides working as an undergraduate research assistant, he is also associated with the UCL Hedge Fund Society as a Forex Analyst. Skand’s research interests include applied microeconomics, development economics, and monetary policy. At the G-Lab, Skand is working on projects involving collection of archival data on historical shocks and policies.  
Junzhao Shi. Junzhao finished his BSc and MSc Economics degrees at UCL and is currently working as a PreDoc at the G-Lab, mainly investigating the effects of Covid-19 on parents and children. His current research interest focuses on health and labour. In the future, he is planning to pursue a PhD degree in the US or UK. 
Alessandro Toppeta. Alessandro is a PhD student in the UCL Department of Economics. At the G-Lab, he is working on the evaluation of children’s centres in Italy and on parental beliefs on risks and returns to investments.
Yichen Yu. Yichen is a final year BSc Economics student at UCL. His research interests focus on inclusive growth in human capital, particularly on health and education topics. At the G-Lab, he is working on the collection and analysis of data on the universal health visiting programme in the UK.

Lab Alumni

Abigail Dow

Tatiana Paredes

Stavros Poupakis