University of Copenhagen and CEBI, Denmark, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen and CEBI, Denmark (October 2020–present)
Health economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant, World Bank, Washington DC, Summer 2006
Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark (August 2013–September 2020); Assistant Professor, Tilburg University (September 2009–July 2013)
PhD Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2009
"Home prices, fertility, and early-life health outcomes." Journal of Public Economics 198 (2021): 104366 (with M. Lovenheim, N. Siersbæk, and D. N. Wasser).
"Spillover effects of early-life medical interventions." The Review of Economics and Statistics (2021) 1–46 (with M. Simonsen, M. Trandafir, and S. Breining).
"Low-risk isn't no-risk: Perinatal treatments and the health of low-income newborns." Journal of Health Economics 64 (2019): 55–67 (with M. Trandafir and R. van Ewijk).
“Saving lives at birth: The impact of homebirths on infant outcomes.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7:3 (2015): 28–50 (with M. Trandafir and R. van Ewijk).
“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).
Medical care and public health interventions in early childhood may improve human capital accumulation as well as child healthAmple empirical evidence links adverse conditions during early childhood (the period from conception to age five) to worse health outcomes and lower academic achievement in adulthood. Can early-life medical care and public health interventions ameliorate these effects? Recent research suggests that both types of interventions may benefit not only child health but also long-term educational outcomes. In some cases, the effects of interventions may spillover to other family members. These findings can be used to design policies that improve long-term outcomes and reduce economic inequality.MoreLess