Abi studied PPE at Oriel between 2006 and 2009. Her father also studied PPE at Oriel and was tutored by Sir Derek Morris during the 1970s. Abi took up a Statutory Professorship at Nuffield College in January 2023.
Abi’s work spans many areas of applied microeconomics, including the economics of decision-making within the family, the economic impact of the COVID pandemic, access to the legal system and analysis of labour market outcomes. She has published widely in world-leading journals in Economics and Law and has been the recipient of many prizes for her scholarship. Abi’s work has been extremely impactful; her work underpinned the Supreme Court declaring tribunal fees illegal in 2017, she is leading a study into Crown Prosecution Service biases in the bringing of charges for allegations of rape and violence against women and she is a regular advisor to UK Parliamentary Select Committees.