Dr Otto Lenhart

Senior Lecturer

Economics

Personal statement

My primary fields of interest are health economics, labor economics and public economics. My research focuses on estimating the effects of public policy changes on health and labor market outcomes. The overarching theme of my previous and current research agenda is studying health and labor market effects of policy changes that alter individuals’ income security. My research has explored a variety of policies, including changes to income assistance programs, minimum wages, insurance coverage, maternal benefits, as well as sudden economic shocks.

I am happy to supervise suitably qialified PhD students in these areas; please get in touch if you want to discuss a potential research project.

Publications

Access to health care and mental health—evidence from the ACA preexisting conditions provision
Hampton Matt, Lenhart Otto
Health Economics Vol 31, pp. 760-783 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.4473
Income trajectories and self-rated health status in the UK
Akanni Lateef, Lenhart Otto, Morton Alec
SSM - Population Health Vol 17 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101035
The effect of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on marriage
Hampton Matt, Lenhart Otto
Economic Inquiry Vol 60, pp. 568-591 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1111/ecin.13052
Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic : the affective, behavioural and cognitive responses across the Scottish population
Cameron Julie, Hall Talulah, Hughes Kate, Knifton Lee, Lenhart Otto, Millar Robyn, Nixon Ioanna, Quinn Neil, Solomon Susan, Tse Dwight
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 45 (2021)
The effects of minimum wages on teenage birth rates
Lenhart Otto
Economics Letters Vol 198 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109670
The effects of paid family leave on food insecurity-evidence from California
Lenhart Otto
Review of Economics of the Household (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11150-020-09537-4

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Projects

Strathclyde COVID-19 Research Portfolio: Novel testing, digital health support and third sector collaboration for impact on social care
Bedford, Tim (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator) Egan, Kieren (Co-investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Co-investigator) Flowers, Paul (Co-investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Hunter, Iain (Co-investigator) Janssen, Xanne (Co-investigator) Kirk, Alison (Co-investigator) Knifton, Lee (Co-investigator) Lenhart, Otto (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator) Quinn, Neil (Co-investigator) Scott, Fraser (Co-investigator) Suckling, Colin (Co-investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator) Williams, Lynn (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2021

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