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

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

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
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)
Does a Spoonful of Sugar Levy Help the Calories Go Down? An Analysis of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy
Dickson Alexander, Gehrsitz Markus, Kemp Jonathan
(2021)
Composite Classes, Class Size and Human Capital Accumulation
Borbely Daniel, Gehrsitz Markus, McIntyre Stuart, Rossi Gennaro, Roy Graeme
(2021)
Drink, death and driving : do blood alcohol content limit reductions improve road safety?
Cooper Benjamin, Gehrsitz Markus, McIntyre Stuart G
Health Economics Vol 29, pp. 841-847 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.4016

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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

Invited Seminar Speaker, Cornell University's VERB Seminar
Speaker
4/4/2022
Invited Seminar Speaker, University of St. Andrews
Speaker
17/2/2022
Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics 2021
Speaker
17/6/2021
Engage with Strathclyde
Speaker
25/5/2021
Society of Labor Economists Meeting
Speaker
14/5/2021
Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference
Speaker
26/4/2021

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Projects

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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