N. Meltem Daysal

University of Southern Denmark, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor provides policymakers with easy access to the research frontier. I’m excited to be a part of this effort

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor (with tenure), University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics (March 2014–present)

Research interest

Health economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant, World Bank, Washington DC, Summer 2006

Past positions

Assistant Professor, Tilburg University, Department of Econometrics and Operations Research (September 2009–July 2013)


PhD Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2009

Selected publications

  • “Saving lives at birth: The impact of homebirths on infant outcomes.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (Forthcoming) (with M. Trandafir and R. van Ewijk).

  • “Spillover effects of drug safety warnings on preventive health care use.” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 15:1 (2015): 179–208 (with C. Orsini).

  • “Impact of bilingual education programs on limited English proficient students and their peers: Regression discontinuity evidence from Texas.” Journal of Public Economics 107 (2013): 63–78 (with A. Chin and S. Imberman).

  • “Does uninsurance affect the health outcomes of the insured? Evidence from heart attack patients in California.” Journal of Health Economics 31:4 (2012): 545–563.

  • “Do employment subsidies work? Evidence from regionally targeted subsidies in Turkey.” Labour Economics 17:4 (2010): 710–722 (with G. Betcherman and C. Pagés).