Yu is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics in the Business School and the Health Economics Research Unit, and an IZA Research Fellow. Yu completed her MSc and PhD in Economics at the University of Warwick. She is an applied micro-econometrician working in the fields of labour and health economics. She is currently doing research on the social integration of immigrants in the UK, focusing on one of the possible key factors for integration: Language skills. In particular, she uses natural experiments to identify the causal impact of English proficiency on various immigrant outcomes including education, health, and residential segregation outcomes. She also works on the projects on child health and on crime.
Main Fields: Labour Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education
Secondary Fields: Applied Econometrics, Economics of Crime
BU5025 Quantitative Methods (postgraduate)
BU5570 Topics in Health Economics and Econometrics (postgraduate)
BU5569 Economics of the Health Workforce (postgraduate)
EC3524 Health Economics (undergraduate)
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- Battu, H, Aoki, Y & Valdivieso Massa, P 2019 'The Intergenerational Mobility of White Working Class Boys: A Quantitative Analysis' Discussion Papers in Economics and Finance, vol. 19-2, 2 edn, University of Aberdeen Business School, pp. 2-39.
- Aoki, Y & Santiago, L 2018 'No. 11368: Deprivation, Segregation, and Socioeconomic Class of UK Immigrants: Does English Proficiency Matter?' IZA Discussion Paper, pp. 1-35. <> [Online] DOI: https://www.iza.org/publications/dp/11368/deprivation-segregation-and-socioeconomic-class-of-uk-immigrants-does-english-proficiency-matter
- Aoki, Y & Santiago, L 2018, 'Speak better, do better? Education and health of migrants in the UK', Labour Economics, vol. 52, pp. 1-17. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2018.03.003
- Aoki, Y 2017, 'Donating time to charity: working for nothing?', Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 97-117. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpw048
- Aoki, Y 2014 'More Schooling, Less Youth Crime? Learning from an Earthquake in Japan' IZA Discussion Paper, Bonn, pp. 1 - 39. <> [Online] DOI: http://ftp.iza.org/dp8619.pdf
- Aoki, Y & Todo, Y 2009, 'Are immigrants more likely to commit crimes? Evidence from France', Applied Economics Letters, vol. 16, no. 15, pp. 1537–1541. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13504850701578892