Dr Markus Gehrsitz

Senior 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

Prizes and awards

Teaching Excellence Award - Shortlist for Most Innovative Teacher
Recipient
2019

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Qualifications

2012-2016: Ph.D in Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center (USA)

2012-2016: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

2005-2011: BA and MA in Economics at the University of Cologne (Germany)

Publications

Rurality, Socio-economic Disadvantage and Educational Mobility : a Scottish Case Study
Borbely Daniel, Gehrsitz Markus, McIntyre Stuart, Rossi Gennaro, Roy Graeme
(2022)
Jobs, crime and votes : a short-run evaluation of the refugee crisis in Germany
Gehrsitz Markus, Ungerer Martin
Economica Vol 89, pp. 592-626 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1111/ecca.12420
Does the Provision of Universal Free School Meals Improve School Attendance and Behaviour?
Borbely Daniel, Gehrsitz Markus, McIntyre Stuart, Rossi Gennaro
(2022)
The effects of alcohol excise tax increases by drinking level and by income level
Saffer Henry, Gehrsitz Markus, Grossman Michael
(2022)
The effect of changes in alcohol tax differentials on alcohol consumption
Gehrsitz Markus, Saffer Henry, Grossman Michael
Journal of Public Economics Vol 204 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2021.104520
Early-Years Multi-Grade Classes and Pupil Attainment
Borbely Daniel, Gehrsitz Markus, McIntyre Stuart, Rossi Gennaro, Roy Graeme
(2021)

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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

Professional activities

IZA Wolrd of Labor - Pass-through and consumer responses to alcohol tax increases
Recipient
4/10/2022
Quantitative education research works
Speaker
17/6/2022
Invited Seminar Speaker, Cornell University's VERB Seminar
Speaker
4/4/2022
Invited Seminar Speaker, University of St. Andrews
Speaker
17/2/2022
LSE Blog - How the UK Soft Drinks Levy reduced the population’s calorie intake
Recipient
13/8/2021
IZA Newsroom - UK sugar levy effectively reduced calorie intake from soft drinks
Recipient
5/8/2021

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Projects

SGSSS Partnership Agreement | Grant, Sam
Gehrsitz, Markus (Principal Investigator) McIntyre, Stuart (Co-investigator) Grant, Sam (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Class Size and Human Capital Accumulation
Gehrsitz, Markus (Principal Investigator) McIntyre, Stuart (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2021
Econometric Evaluation of HIE and SE Grants
McIntyre, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Gehrsitz, Markus (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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