MSc(Rotterdam), MSc(York), PhD(Bristol)
I am currently funded by an MRC Early Career Fellowship in Health Economics. My main research interests are in health economics and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on the economics of obesity. My research looks at both potential causes and consequences of the recent rise in body weight. Some of my current projects examine the effects of income shocks, peer groups and school meals on (childhood) obesity. Another area of interest is in the use of genetic variants within economics research, specifically in a Mendelian randomization setup.
von Hinke Kessler Scholder, S. in press. School Meal Crowd Out in the 1980s. Forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics
"Child Height, Health and Human Capital: Evidence using Genetic Markers." European Economic Review, 57, 1-22. (with George Davey Smith, Debbie Lawlor, Carol Propper and Frank Windmeijer)
"Mendelian Randomization: The use of Genes in Instrumental Variable Analyses", 2011, Health Economics, 20(8):893-6 (with George Davey Smith, Debbie Lawlor, Carol Propper and Frank Windmeijer)
"Smarter Task Assignment or Greater Effort: What Makes a Difference In Team Performance?", 2010, The Economic Journal, 120(547), 968-989 (with Simon Burgess, Carol Propper, Marisa Ratto, and Emma Tominey)
"Maternal Employment and Overweight Children: Does Timing Matter?", 2008, Health Economics, 17(8), 889-906 [Winning paper, Student Paper Prize, 6th iHEA World Congress, July 2007]
Organiser, Departmental Seminars