University of Southern Denmark, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor (with tenure), University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics (March 2014–present)
Health economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant, World Bank, Washington DC, Summer 2006
Assistant Professor, Tilburg University, Department of Econometrics and Operations Research (September 2009–July 2013)
PhD Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2009
“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).
Medical care and public health interventions in early childhood may improve human capital accumulation as well as child healthN. Meltem Daysal, December 2015Ample 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 addition, early-life medical interventions may improve the educational outcomes of siblings. These findings can be used to design policies that improve long-term outcomes and reduce economic inequality.MoreLess