Joshua joined the Education Policy Institute as a Senior Researcher in September 2019. He is currently a third year PhD student at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Essex. He recently returned from visiting Ludger Woessmann at the CESifo Group Munich where he used TIMSS to investigate the impact of relative wages on pupil performance.
Joshua completed his BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 2015 at the University of Essex, graduating with honours and an Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) award from the Department of Government and SAGE Publishing (1 of 2 awarded). Upon completion he was awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) ‘1+3’ enhanced studentship in Economics at the same institution, where he received an MRes in Economics in 2016.