Dr Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner

Honorary Associate Professor of EconomicsMFK

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I'm an applied microeconomist with expertise in the evaluation of public policies. In the past I've analysed peer effects in education, the determinants of violence against women, the effect of financial inclusion on household poverty and welfare, and the effect of improving access to education on underage fertility.

In 2016, I was awarded a Future Research Leaders grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). I've previously held grants by the Wellcome Trust, the British Academy, ESRC-DFID and the IDB.


My current research interests include the determinants and consequences of crime, and the economic impact of disease. I have a particular interest and expertise in public policy in Brazil.


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, 2017, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 120: 296-325.

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).

Violence and Human Capital Investments (joint with L. Menezes)

Understanding Access Barriers to Public Services: Lessons from a Randomized Domestic Violence Intervention (joint with J. Matheson and R. Plugor)

Project 360: An intervention to address victim-police engagement in repeat domestic violence cases (joint with J. Matheson and R. Plugor)


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