Maria Knoth Humlum

Staff portrait: Maria Knoth Humlum

What is your background?
I hold a MSc in Economics (cand.oecon.) and a PhD in Economics and Management - both from the "old" School of Economics and Management at Aarhus University.

What are your main areas of research?
My research is focused on empirical analyses of issues related to economics of education.

What research projects are you working on at the moment?
I am working on several projects where we evaluate the effects of different types of interventions in primary school targeted at improving the outcomes of bilingual students. This is quite time-consuming as I am also involved in the implementation of these randomized controlled trials.
In addition I just finished one of two projects on the effects of school size and school consolidation on student outcomes - and hopefully will finish the last one soon...

What are you involved in teaching-wise at the moment?
I teach Microeconometrics in the spring and Applied Microeconometrics in the fall - both at the oecon program.

Are you planning to take part in any conferences or the like abroad in the near future?
I have now been back from maternity leave for a couple of weeks only, and I must admit that I have made no plans to travel anywhere in the foreseeable future.

Have you had any visitors from abroad recently?
Nope.

Are you cooperating with researchers from other departments at AU at the moment?
I am working with Simon Calmar Andersen from the Department of Political Science on the abovementioned projects involving RCTs in primary school.

What do you do when you are not at work?
Right now? Home production and sleep - in that order.

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