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Dr Markus Gehrsitz

Lecturer

Economics

Personal statement

I am an applied micro-econometrician whose research interests include health economics, labor and education economics, the economics of law and crime, and environmental economics. I have written on the economic causes and consequences of risky behaviors, such as overeating, smoking, drug abuse, speeding, and crime. I am primarily an empiricist who utilizes the quantitative tools of applied microeconometrics and – if possible – large administrative data sets.

Please see my personal website for more information.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Health Economics
    • Economics of Crime
    • Labor Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Applied Microeconometrics

Publications

Speeding, punishment, and recidivism - evidence from a regression discontinuity design
Gehrsitz Markus
Journal of Law and Economics, (2017)
The effect of low emission zones on air pollution and infant health
Gehrsitz Markus
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management Vol 83, pp. 121-144, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2017.02.003
Obesity and the labor market : a fresh look at the weight penalty
Caliendo Marco, Gehrsitz Markus
Economics & Human Biology Vol 23, pp. 209–225, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2016.09.004
The effect of post-and-hold laws on alcohol consumption.
Saffer Henry, Gehrsitz Markus
International Review of Law and Economics Vol 45, pp. 63-71, (2015)
Looks and Labor: Do Attractive People Work More?
Gehrsitz Markus
Labour Vol 28, pp. 269-287, (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/labr.12035

more publications

Teaching

Applied Microeconometrics

Economics of Human Resources (Labor, Health, Crime)

Microeconomics

Research interests

In particular I am interested in applied research in the following fields:

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Labor Economics
  • Environmental Economics