Markus Gehrsitz


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Personal Statement

I am an applied micro-econometrician whose research interests include health economics, labor and education economics, the economics of law and crime, and environmental economics. I have written on the economic causes and consequences of risky behaviors, such as overeating, smoking, drug abuse, speeding, and crime. I am primarily an empiricist who utilizes the quantitative tools of applied microeconometrics and – if possible – large administrative data sets.

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Research Interests

In particular I am interested in applied research in the following fields:

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Labor Economics
  • Environmental Economics

Teaching Interests

Applied Microeconometrics

Economics of Human Resources (Labor, Health, Crime)


Academic / Professional qualifications

2012-2016: Ph.D in Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center (USA)

2012-2016: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

2005-2011: BA and MA in Economics at the University of Cologne (Germany)

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Labor Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Applied Microeconometrics

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, CUNY, City University of New York (CUNY) System, Grad Ctr


  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Health, Labor, and Crime

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2014 2018

Drink, Death and Driving: Do BAC Limit Reductions Improve Road Safety?

Cooper, B., Gehrsitz, M. & McIntyre, S., 13 Sep 2018, 12 ed., Glasgow: University of Strathclyde, p. 1-12, 12 p.

Research output: Working paper

Open Access

Speeding, punishment, and recidivism - evidence from a regression discontinuity design

Gehrsitz, M., 30 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Law and Economics. 60, 3, p. 497-528 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Activities 2016 2018

  • 11 Invited talk
  • 4 Participation in conference

Invited Seminar Speaker, University of Dundee

Markus Gehrsitz (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Invited Seminar Speaker, University of Essex

Markus Gehrsitz (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk