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Prof. Dr. Hendrik Schmitz


Prof. Dr. Hendrik Schmitz

Hendrik Schmitz studied economics at the Freie Universität of Berlin and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. In 2006 he became a scholarship holder of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics and completed his doctorate at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2011. From 2010-2012 he was a research assistant in the "Health" competence area of RWI and from 2011-2014 assistant professor of health economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2014 he has been Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Methods of Empirical Economic Research at the University of Paderborn. Since 2016, he has also been a researcher in the "Health" competence area.

His research interests lie in empirical health economics, in particular in the identification of causal effects of policy measures. Applications are the investigation of the effects of long-term care, education and major life events (e.g. unemployment) on health.

Research Interests

Health economics, applied microeconometrics

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Prof. Dr. Hendrik Schmitz

RWI - Leibniz-Institut für
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