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.


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)
The effects of paid family leave on food insecurity-evidence from California
Lenhart Otto
Review of Economics of the Household (2021)
Earned Income Tax Credit and crime
Lenhart Otto
Contemporary Economic Policy (2020)
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)

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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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