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Dr Markus Gehrsitz

Lecturer

Economics

Personal statement

My research is focused on the economic causes and consequences of risky behaviors, such as overeating, smoking, drug abuse, speeding, and crime. I am particularly interested in policies that are designed to prevent such behavior. This puts me at the crossroads of health economics, labor economics, the economics of law and crime, and environmental economics. I am primarily an empiricist who uses 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

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