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Philipp Hessel

Former Bell Fellow

Philipp Hessel, PhD, received his doctorate from the London School of Economics, where he completed a dissertation examining how exposure to macroeconomic shocks during different and potentially sensitive life-course periods affects health at later–life. His research combines demography, public health, and gerontology and employs cross-national data from Europe and the US. Philipp’s work was recently (jointly) awarded the Kalish Innovative Publication Award by the Gerontological Society of America. As a Bell Fellow, Philipp looked at the role of social protection programs in mitigating the health effects of recessions; he also developed a new line of research investigating the health-effects of pension reforms across Latin America.