Research

Iftikhar's primary interests are in the areas of Labour Economics, the Economics of Education and Development Economics. He has undertaken extensive work on school reform, school accountability, parent school choice behaviour, and the relationship between school quality and the housing market. In the area of development economics, he is currently co-investigator on a DFID-ESRC funded project investigating the role of female work in alleviating poverty, focusing on two East African countries (Ethiopia and Uganda) and two in South Asia (Bangladesh and Pakistan).