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Melanie Lührmann

Melanie Lührmann

Research Associate

Education

PhD Economics, University of Mannheim, 2006

Melanie joined the IFS in 2006 as a Research Fellow within the EU RTN network Microdata Methods and Practice <http://www.microdata-rtn.net>. Her research interests are in applied microeconomics and public economics, particularly the analysis of consumer behaviour, nutrition, health and family economics. She is a Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Journal articles

Journal article | Journal of the European Economic Association
The rise in obesity has largely been attributed to an increase in calorie consumption. We show that official government household survey data indicate that calories have declined in England between 1980 and 2013; while there has been an increase in calories from food out at restaurants, fast food, ...
Journal article | Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
The authors investigate life-cycle patterns of demand for services from household durables using UK panel data.

Working papers

IFS Working Paper WP18/28
We study the effectiveness of a community-level information and mobilization intervention to reduce open defecation (OD) and increase sanitation investments in Nigeria. The results of a cluster-randomized control trial in 246 communities, conducted between 2014 and 2018, suggest that average ...
IFS Working Paper W17/16
We study the effectiveness of a community-level information and mobilization intervention to reduce open defecation (OD) and increase sanitation investments in Nigeria. The results of a cluster-randomized control trial in 246 communities, conducted between 2014 and 2018, suggest that average ...

Presentations

Presentation
Increasing incomes, increasing waistlines?
Presentation
This presentation was given at the 'Understanding British Diet' event which took place as part of the ESRC festival of Social Science 2013