Dr Otto Lenhart

Senior Lecturer


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.


The earned income tax credit and food insecurity
Lenhart Otto
American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2022)
Conflicting Economic Policies and Mental Health : Evidence from the UK National Living Wage and Benefits Freeze
Akanni Lateef, Lenhart Otto, Morton Alec
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)
Income trajectories and self-rated health status in the UK
Akanni Lateef, Lenhart Otto, Morton Alec
SSM - Population Health Vol 17 (2022)
The effect of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on marriage
Hampton Matt, Lenhart Otto
Economic Inquiry Vol 60, pp. 568-591 (2021)
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)

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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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