University of Colorado Denver, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Health and human capital acquisition, the economics of risky behavior, the fetal origins hypothesis
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Review panel for the National Institutes of Health, 2012
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, 2000–2008; Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, 1993–2000
PhD, Cornell School of Economics and Industrial Relations, 1992
“Medical marijuana laws, traffic fatalities, and alcohol consumption.” Journal of Law and Economics 56:2 (2013): 333–369 (with D. M. Anderson and B. Hansen).
“Armed conflict and birth weight: Evidence from the al-Aqsa intifada.” Journal of Development Economics 99:1 (2012): 190–199 (with H. Mansour).
“The effect of migraine headache on educational attainment.” Journal of Human Resources 46:2 (2011): 317–332 (with J. J. Sabia).
“Searching for peers effects: A test of the contagion hypothesis.” Review of Economics and Statistics 90:3 (2008): 442–458 (with L. M. Argys).
Does substance use affect academic performance? Updated
Substance use reduces the academic performance of university studentsDaniel I. Rees, April 2019A non-trivial portion of traffic fatalities involve alcohol or illicit drugs. But does substance use—which is linked to depression, suicide, and criminal activity—also reduce academic performance? Recent studies suggest that the consumption of alcohol has a negative effect on the grades of university students. Likewise, there is evidence that marijuana use reduces the academic performance of university students. Although students who use illicit substances are more likely to drop out of high school than those who do not, this may reflect the influence of other, difficult-to-measure factors at the individual level, such as personality.MoreLess