Rachel Scarfe

Rachel joined the project in October 2017, under the supervision of Professors Maia Guell and Mike Elsby. Rachel researches labour economics, particularly non-standard contracts such as zero-hours contracts and part-time work. She is interested in the interaction between firms’ technologies and workers’ preferences and how this affects labour markets.

Rachel originally studied for a masters degree in mathematics at Durham University before working as an economic consultant for 4 years. After realising that she enjoyed economics more than the consultancy, Rachel came back to university in 2016 to study for the SGPE MSc and PhD in Edinburgh. She is currently an Early Career Researcher in the economics department.