Contact Info:🐦 @DrInesLee 

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at the University of York. I am also a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics.

Previously, I was a Junior Research Fellow at the  University of Cambridge where I did my post-doctoral work. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2020.

My current research is in the fields of education and health economics. I'm interested in understanding the drivers of educational performance and health outcomes.


The Effect of Increasing Women's Autonomy on Primary and Repeated Caesarean Sections in Brazil. Health Economics, 2022. (with Victor Hugo de Oliveira & Climent Quintana Domeque) 


Global COVID-19 vaccine inequity: Preferences for overseas vaccine donation over booster shots. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2022. (with Eileen Tipoe) 

[Summary on Prolific's Blog]

Obstacles on the Road to School: The Impacts of Mobility Restrictions on Educational Performance. Journal of Human Resources, 2021. (with Sami Miaari)

[IZA Working Paper]

Natural Disasters and Early Human Development: Hurricane Catarina and Infant Health in Brazil. Journal of Human Resources, 2021. (with Victor Hugo de Oliveira & Climent Quintana Domeque) 

[HCEO Working Paper] [Data & Code]

Changes in the quantity and quality of time use during the COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK: Who is the most affected? PLOS One, 2021. (with Eileen Tipoe)

Some coverage: [Telegraph]; [Evening Standard]; [Cambridge Uni]

Anxiety and Depression among Medical Doctors in Catalonia, Italy, and the UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic. PLOS One, 2021 (with Climent Quintana-Domeque,  Anwen Zhang, Eugenio Proto, Michele Battisti, and Antonia Ho)

Some coverage: [Independent]; [US News]; [News Medical]; [MedScape] [Salon]
Video summary here 

Selected Working Papers
Education and Issue-Based Polarization: Evidence from US and Europe. Submitted. (with Eileen Tipoe)