Dr Otto Lenhart



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 effects of state-level Earned Income Tax Credits on suicides
Lenhart Otto
Health Economics Vol 28, pp. 1476-1482 (2019)
The effect of the Affordable Care Act preexisting conditions provision on marriage
Hampton Matt, Lenhart Otto
Health Economics Vol 28, pp. 1345-1355 (2019)
Pathways between minimum wages and health : the roles of health insurance, health care access and health care utilization
Lenhart Otto
Eastern Economic Journal (2019)
Higher wages, less gym time? The effects of minimum wages on time use
Lenhart Otto
Southern Economic Journal Vol 86, pp. 253-270 (2019)
Health Insurance and Labor Supply
Colman Gregory, Dave Dhaval, Lenhart Otto
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance (2019) (2019)
Til Insurance Do Us Part: : the Effect of the Affordable Care Act Preexisting Conditions Provision on Marriage
Hampton J Matthew, Lenhart Otto

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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 - 30-Jan-2020

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