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Max Weber Fellow 2020-2022

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-989 (ext: 2989)
Office: BF 236

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Economics

Mentor: Thomas Crossley


Mirjam Reutter is an applied microeconomist with a special interest in policy evaluations, health economics and economics of education. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany) under the supervision of Aderonke Osikominu. During her Ph.D. she visited the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, invited by Bas van der Klaauw.

Her research in the area of health economics focuses on the causes and consequences of risky health behaviors, like smoking and unprotected sexual intercourse. In one of her studies, she investigates behavioral changes in contraceptive use due to easier access to the morning-after pill. In another study, she shows that school smoking bans are effective in reducing individual smoking habits. Part of her future research intends to examine whether reduced smoking (at school age) has a positive impact on scholastic achievements and/or performances on the labor market. Methodologically, she is interested in designs with staggered treatment adoption as well as inference in such settings.

Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers

Mirjam’s teaching experience ranges from basic statistics at the bachelors’ level, over master courses in econometrics and program evaluation, to the supervision of seminars and theses in econometrics and applied economics. The evaluations of her courses often ranked them top so that her outstanding efforts and teaching qualities were honored by a teaching award.

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