Francesca Fabbri is Economist at Infrastructure UK Strategy, HM Treasury since September 2015. Before she worked in the Implementation Unit at the Cabinet Office. Before joining the UK government, she worked at the University of East Anglia and at the University of Munich. Her research covered applied labour economics, focusing on immigration, racial intolerance, education, personnel economics and labour demand.
She received her PhD in Economics in 2004 from University College London. Her thesis is on “Immigrants’ Performance, Welfare and Reception: An Economic Analysis for the UK”. In 2001, within her PhD programme, she was awarded the Frederick-Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship for her research into the determinants of racial intolerance in Britain. On that occasion she first met Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal.
She has several publications in books and journals, including the Economic Journal and the Journal of the European Economic Association and has presented her work at international conferences. She is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Future of Labor (IZA), Bonn, and research affiliate at CESIfo, Munich and CReAM, University College London.
Francesca is married and has two children. Her other interests include literature, music, cinema, trekking and cycling.