Daniel I. Rees

University of Colorado Denver, USA, and IZA, Germany

World of Labor is unique and long overdue. I’m fortunate to have been asked to contribute

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Denver, USA

Research interest

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

Past positions

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

Selected publications

  • “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).