Dr Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner


Contact DetailsmfK

  • 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 expertise in the evaluation of public policies. In the past, he has analysed topics including peer effects in education, the determinants of violence against women, the effect of mobile money on household poverty and welfare, and the effect of improving access to education on underage fertility. His current research interests include the determinants and consequences of crime, and the economic impact of disease. In 2016, Martin has been awarded a Future Research Leaders grant by the ESRC. He previously held grants by the Wellcome Trust, the British Academy, ESRC-DFID and the IDB.


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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