Daniel I. Rees is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College in 1986, his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988, and his Ph.D. from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1992. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Economics of Education Review from 2014-2019.

Professor Rees is interested in a wide range of topics including the determinants of risky adolescent behavior and the effects of prenatal stress on child health. He is currently studying the mortality transition at the turn of the 20th century, the relationship between hospital desegregation and the Black-White infant mortality gap, and the long-term effects of smoking on health.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2011.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12232
forthcoming in: Explorations in Economic History
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11773
forthcoming as 'Re-Examining the Contribution of Public Health Efforts to the Decline in Urban Mortality' in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10590
D. Mark Anderson, Kerwin Kofi Charles, Claudio Las Heras Olivares, Daniel I. Rees
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2019, 11 (2), 143-175
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10074
forthcoming as ' Occupational Licensing and Maternal Health: Evidence from Early Midwifery Laws' in: Journal of Political Economy
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9144
published as 'Have Cigarette Taxes Lost their Bite? New Estimates of the Relationship between Cigarette Taxes and Youth Smoking' in: the American Journal of Health Economics, 2017, 3(1), 60-75
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9053
published as 'It's Just a Game: The Super Bowl and Low Birth Weight' in: Journal of Human Resources, 2017, 52 (4) 946-978
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8965
published in: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018, 88, 379-395
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8718
published in: Economic Journal, 2018, 128 (611), 1333-1366
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7761
published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2015, 58 (1), 235-267
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