Daniel Henderson is a professor of economics and the J. Weldon and Delores Cole Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama. He was formerly an associate and assistant professor of economics at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He has held visiting appointments at the Université catholique de Louvain (Institute of Statistics) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, FWO (Research Foundation - Flanders) in Brussels, Belgium; Nankai University (School of Mathematical Sciences) in Tianjin, China; Xiamen University (Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics) in Xiamen, China; the University of Passau (Chair of Statistics and Data Analytics) in Passau, Germany; the University of Colorado (Department of Economics) in Boulder, Colorado and Southern Methodist University (Department of Economics) in Dallas, Texas. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Riverside in 2003 and his B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis in 1998.

His research focus is in applied nonparametric microeconometrics with an emphasis in the economics of education. He has also written papers examining the determinants of child health, economic growth and development, environmental economics, and international trade. His work has been published in journals such as Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Economic Journal, Economics of Education Review, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.

In addition to many subfields of economics, his work has been cited in the fields of accounting, archeology, biology, building science, Earth science, education, engineering, environment, finance, forestry, geography, geology, geoscience, management, neuroscience, operations research, physical and life sciences, production and manufacturing, psychology, regional science, remote sensing, statistics, and transportation.

His research has been featured in local, national and international newspapers, magazines and blogs, including: (1) Newspapers -- Boston Globe, Chronicle of Higher Education and Sunday Telegraph (AU) (2) Magazines -- Atlantic Monthly, Business Week Online and U.S. News and World Report (3) Blogs -- Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Education and New York Times.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2008.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15799
published in: Foundations and Trends in Econometrics, 2023, 12 (3), 232-323
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12521
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2019, 73, 101917
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11914
Daniel J. Henderson, Anne-Charlotte Souto
published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2018, 39, 355-382
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10747
published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2017, 38, 261-282
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10076
published in: Applied Economics, 2017, 49(12), 1164-1184
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8771
published in: Economics Letters, 2015, 128, 17-20
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8736
published in: Empirical Economics, 2015, 48, 227-251
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8144
published in: Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2014, 32, 555-575
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7089
published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 76 (3), 334-359
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6874
published in: Jeffrey Racine, Liangjun Su and Aman Ullah (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Nonparametric and Semiparametric Econometrics and Statistics, Oxford: OUP, 2014
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6781
published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 117 (3), 578-581
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5997
published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society), 2012, 175 (4), 863-892
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5662
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2011, 30 (6), 1202-1214
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4103
published in: Advances in Econometrics, 2009, 25, 433-469
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1882
Daniel J. Henderson, Alexandre Olbrecht, Solomon Polachek
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2006, 41(3), 558-577