Philipp Hessel


Philipp is a third year PhD student in demography at the LSE. His PhD research broadly addresses the relationship between macroeconomic conditions, labour market-trajectories and health at later-life. Most of this work has a (European) comparative focus and builds on cross-national survey data such as the European Statistics of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) as well as the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement iin Europe (SHARE).

Philipp has been a research officer at LSE Health working on a project for the European Commission (DG Employment) analysing the effects of social participation on health and well-being in Europe. Since 2011 he works together with Mauricio Avendano| in a larger project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) which studies the relationship between economic cycles and health, both in Europe and the United States.

He holds degrees in sociology (MA) from Freie Universität Berlin and in social science research methods (population) (MSc) from the LSE. Before joining LSE he worked as a research assistant at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) as well as for Jo Leinen (Member of the European Parliament).

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