Lukas Lehner

Doctoral Student

Department of Social Policy and Intervention

Lukas Lehner


Lukas Lehner is a DPhil candidate at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. His research is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Scatcherd European and the Saven European scholarships of the University of Oxford. His research interests are comparative political economy, labour economics and applied microeconometrics.

In his dissertation, Lukas investigates the impact of labour market policies and precarious employment on wages across Europe. As part of it, he conducts a randomised control trial on a pilot job guarantee scheme. Recently, Lukas founded the Oxford Supertracker: The Global Directory of COVID Policy Trackers and Surveys; featured by Nature and funded by Research England’s Higher Education Innovation Fund and the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. He is a managing editor of Momentum Quarterly.

Previously, Lukas worked as a Young Associate Economist at the OECD Economics Department in Paris, as a Junior Economist at the International Labour Organization in Geneva and as a Research Assistant at the London School of Economics. He holds an MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics.

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