Mircea Trandafir is an associate professor in the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Southern Denmark. Before joining SDU, he was a member of the Department of Economics at Université de Sherbrooke. He received his B.A. in Finance and Banking from the Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest, Romania) in 2000, his M.A. in Economics from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) in 2002, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2009. His primary research interests are in applied microeconomics, particularly labor and health economics. His research interests can generally be placed into at least one of the following three areas: family formation, returns to medical treatments (especially those administered at childbirth or during childhood), and immigration.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2014.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9810
revised version published as 'Low-risk isn't no-risk: Perinatal treatments and the health of low-income newborns' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2019, 64, 55-67.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9099
Dorothée Boccanfuso, Alexandre Larouche, Mircea Trandafir
published in: World Development, 2015, 74, 412-424
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9086
substantially revised version forthcoming in: Review of Economics and Statistics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6879
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2015, 7(3), 28-50