Alexandra de Gendre

I am a 2022 McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne

I am an economist interested in applied microeconomics, applied econometrics and the formation of human capital. I study how children’s health and education is shaped by their parents, teachers, peers, and education and welfare policies. I am also interested in meta-science and methods to improve the reliability of our empirical research findings. My McKenzie Fellowship project focuses on methods to synthesize and generalize empirical findings in the case of peer effects and teacher role model effects on student performance.



Before joining the University of Melbourne, I was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sydney. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands in March 2021, where I was supervised by Prof. Olivier Marie. I hold a M.Sc. degree in Statistics from Ensai in France, and a M.Sc. in Economics from Humboldt University in Germany.