Dr Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner


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  • Tel: 0116 252 2467
  • Email: mk332@le.ac.uk
  • Office: AC123
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 (term time only) otherwise by appointment




Research Interests

Martin is an applied microeconomist with an interest in public policy and impact evaluation in low and middle-income countries, in particular with respect to education, health, and crime. Martin has an interest and expertise in Brazil.


Administrative Responsibilities

  • Research Infrastructure Advisory Group (Representative for the College of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts)
  • Director of Postgraduate Admissions & Programme Leader MSc Economics Programmes

PhD supervision

Working Papers and Publications

The Effect of Violence on Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Homicides in Brazil, 2016, Journal of Development Economics, 119: 16-33 (joint with M. Manacorda).

Relative Age, Class Assignment and Academic Performance: Evidence from Brazilian Primary Schools, 2016, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

Automatic Grade Promotion and Student Performance: Evidence from Brazil, 2014, Journal of Development Economics, 107: 277-290.

Financial Inclusion, Household Shocks and Welfare: Evidence from the Expansion of Mobile Money in Tanzania (joint with O. Abiona).

Access to Education and Teenage Pregnancy, CINCH Series 2016/4, (joint with J. Matheson).

The Cost of a Neglected Tropical Disease: Estimating the Effect of Dengue on Birth Outcomes.

The Impact of Household Shocks on Domestic Violence: Evidence from Tanzania (joint with O. Abiona).

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