Mónica Hernández Alava

Reader in Health Econometrics Monica Hernandez

University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

Office: 1020

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0736
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

E-mail: monica.hernandez@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0003-4474-5883


I joined ScHARR from the Department of Economics in August 2009. Previously I was a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham. I obtained a PhD, MSc in Economics and BSc in Business Economics from the University of Leicester. I am also a research associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in microeconometrics, the analysis of micro level data on the economic behaviour of individuals. I am also interested in more general model and methods development to analyse individual level data showing nonstandard characteristics. Recent examples include analysis of health state utility data, the economics of illicit behaviour, the dynamics of children developmental outcomes and applications to individuals’ decisions to participate in welfare programmes.

Teaching Interests

I am interested in supervising research students in a broad range of topics in the area of microeconometric analysis.

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Visiting research associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.

Current Projects

Understanding Society’s Biomarker Data Project Fellowship

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles

Working papers

  • Gibson LA, Hernandez M, Kelly MP & Campbell MJ (2015) The effects of breastfeeding on childhood BMI: a propensity score matching approach. Health Economics & Decision Science (HEDS) Discussion Paper Series. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download