Dr Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder

Dr Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder

Dr Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder
Reader in Economics

Social Sciences Complex, 8 Woodland Road, Clifton
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Telephone Number (0117) 3317936

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Department of Economics

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I joined the University of Bristol in 2014. Prior to this, I held an MRC Early Career Fellowship in the Economics of Health (2011-2014) at the University of York, and an ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Imperial College London (2009-2011). I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO, 2009 –), at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS; 2013 –), and have held visiting positions at Cornell, IFS, and VU University Amsterdam.  


My main research interests are in health economics and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on the economics of obesity, diet and nutrition. My research looks at both potential causes and consequences of the recent rise in body weight, as well as at evaluating ways to improve dietary choices.

Fields of interest

Health economics, Applied Microeconomics

Latest publications

  1. von Hinke, S & Leckie, G, 2017, ‘Protecting energy intakes against income shocks’. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol 141., pp. 210-232
  2. van den Berg, GJ, Gerdtham, U, von Hinke, S, Lindeboom, M, Lissdaniels, J, Sundquist, J & Sundquist, K, 2017, ‘Mortality and the business cycle: Evidence from individual and aggregated data’. Journal of Health Economics.
  3. Cawley, J, Dragone, D & Scholder, SvHK, 2016, ‘The Demand for Cigarettes as Derived from the Demand for Weight Control: A theoretical and empirical investigation’. Health Economics, vol 25., pp. 8-23
  4. Dixon, P, Smith, GD, von Hinke, S, Davies, N & Hollingworth, W, 2016, ‘Estimating marginal healthcare costs using genetic variants as instrumental variables: Mendelian Randomization in economic evaluation’. PharmacoEconomics, vol 34., pp. 1075-1086
  5. Scholder, SVHK, Smith, GD, Lawlor, DA, Propper, C & Windmeijer, F, 2016, ‘Genetic markers as instrumental variables’. Journal of Health Economics, vol 45., pp. 131-148
  6. Davies, NM, Scholder, SVHK, Farbmacher, H, Burgess, S, Windmeijer, F & Smith, GD, 2015, ‘The many weak instruments problem and Mendelian randomization’. Statistics in Medicine, vol 34., pp. 454-468
  7. Ratcliffe, A & Scholder, SvHK, 2015, ‘The London Bombings and Racial Prejudice: Evidence from Housing and Labour Markets’. Economic Inquiry, vol 53., pp. 276-293
  8. Scholder, SvHK & Jones, AM, 2015, ‘Cohort Data in Health Economics: Oxford Handbook of Panel Data Econometrics’. in: Oxford Handbook of Panel Data Econometrics. Oxford University Press
  9. Scholder, SvHK, Wehby, GL, Lewis, S & Zuccolo, L, 2014, ‘Alcohol Exposure In Utero and Child Academic Achievement’. Economic Journal, vol 124., pp. 634-667
  10. Scholder, SMLvHK, Smith, GD, Lawlor, DA, Propper, C & Windmeijer, F, 2013, ‘Child height, health and human capital: Evidence using genetic markers’. European Economic Review, vol 57., pp. 1-22
  11. Wehby, G & Scholder, SvHK, 2013, ‘Genetic Instrumental Variables Studies of Effects of Prenatal Risk Factors’. BIODEMOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL BIOLOGY, vol 59., pp. 4
  12. Scholder, SvHK, 2013, ‘School Meal Crowd Out in the 1980s’. Journal of Health Economics, vol 32., pp. 538-545
  13. Scholder, SMLvHK & Leckie, G, 2013, ‘Income shocks, food expenditures, calorie intake and body weight: A multilevel structural equation modelling analysis’. in: Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute., pp. 1 - 6
  14. Scholder, SvHK, Smith, GD, Lawlor, DA, Propper, C & Windmeijer, F, 2012, ‘The effect of fat mass on educational attainment: Examining the sensitivity to different identification strategies’. Economics and Human Biology.
  15. Scholder, S, Smith, GD, Lawlor, DA, Propper, C & Windmeijer, F, 2011, ‘Mendelian randomization: the use of genes in instrumental variable analyses’. Health Economics, vol 20., pp. 893-896
  16. Scholder, SvHK, 2011, ‘Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods, and Applications’. International Journal of Epidemiology, vol 40., pp. 1742-1743
  17. Burgess, S, Propper, C, Ratto, M, Scholder, SvHK & Tominey, E, 2010, ‘Smarter Task Assignment or Greater Effort: The Impact of Incentives on Team Performance’. Economic Journal, vol 120 ., pp. 968 - 989
  18. Scholder, SvHK, 2008, ‘Maternal Employment and Overweight Children: Does Timing Matter?’. Health Economics, vol 17., pp. 889-906
  19. Burgess, S, Scholder, SvHK, Propper, C, Ratto, M & Tominey, E, 2005, ‘Evaluation of the Introduction of the Makinson Incentive Scheme in HM Customs and Excise’. HM Customs and Excise

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