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Professor Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder

Professor Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder

Professor Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder
MSc, MSc(York), PhD(Bristol)

Professor of Economics

Office 3C4
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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+44 (0) 117 3317936


My main research interests are in health economics and applied microeconometrics. My research covers two main areas. First, I am interested in the economics of obesity, diet and nutrition, looking at both potential causes and consequences of the recent rise in body weight, as well as at evaluating ways to improve dietary choices. Second, I examine the use of genetic data in economics research. This interdisciplinary work includes policy-relevant applications, looking at genetic and environmental determinants of health and education, as well as methodological research using Mendelian randomization.


I am the PI on a 5-year European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2020-2025), and am a Co-PI on a 3-year NORFACE DIAL award (2018-2021). I previously 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.  


  • Health economics
  • Applied Microeconomics



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