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Daniel Rees, PhD • Research Professor

Areas of Expertise:
Health Economics and Labor Economics​​​​​​

Ph.D., Labor Economics, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A., Oberlin College

Daniel I. Rees is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver. He received a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Professor Rees is interested in the determinants and consequences of risky adolescent behavior as well as the effects of prenatal stress on child health. Currently, he is studying the mortality transition at the turn of the 20th century, the relationship between midwifery laws and maternal mortality, and the long-term effects of smoking on health.  Professor Rees is an IZA Research Fellow, an NBER Research Associate, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics.

Selected Publications

Anderson, D. Mark, Ryan Brown, Kerwin Kofi Charles, and Daniel I. Rees. Forthcoming. “Occupational Licensing and Maternal Health: Evidence from Early Midwifery Laws.” Journal of Political Economy.

Anderson, D. Mark, Kerwin Kofi Charles, and Daniel I. Rees. Forthcoming. “Re-Examining the Contribution of Public Health Efforts to the Decline in Urban Mortality.”  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Anderson, D. Mark, Kerwin Kofi Charles, Claudio Las Heras Olivares, and Daniel I. Rees. 2019. "Was the First Public Health Campaign Successful?  The Tuberculosis Movement and its Effect on Mortality." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. , Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 143-175.

Anderson, D. Mark, Benjamin Crost, and Daniel I. Rees. 2018. “Wet Laws, Drinking Establishments, and Violent Crime.” Economic Journal, Vol. 128, No. 611, pp. 1333-1366.

Duncan, Brian, Hani Mansour, and Daniel I. Rees. 2017. "It's Just a Game: The Super Bowl and Low Birth Weight." Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 946-978.

Anderson, D. Mark and Daniel I. Rees. 2015. "Deployments, Combat Exposure, and Crime." Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 235-267.

Anderson, D. Mark and Daniel I. Rees. 2014. "The Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: How Likely is the Worst-Case Scenario?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 221-232.

Anderson, D. Mark, Benjamin Hansen, and Daniel I. Rees. 2013. "Medical Marijuana Laws, Traffic Fatalities, and Alcohol Consumption." Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 333-369.

Crost, Benjamin and Daniel I. Rees. 2013 "The Minimum Legal Drinking Age and Marijuana Use: New Estimates from the NLSY97." Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 472-474.

Hansen, Benjamin, Daniel I. Rees, and Joseph J. Sabia. 2013. "Cigarette Taxes and How Youth Obtain Cigarettes." National Tax Journal, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 371-394.

Mansour, Hani and Daniel I. Rees. 2012. "Armed Conflict and Birth Weight: Evidence from the al-Aqsa Intifada." Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 99, No. 1, pp. 190-199.

Rees, Daniel I. and Joseph J. Sabia. 2011. "The Effect of Migraine Headache on Educational Attainment." Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 317-332.

Argys, Laura M. and Daniel I. Rees. 2008. "Searching for Peer Effects: A Test of the Contagion Hypothesis." The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 90, No. 3, pp. 442-458.

ECON 2022: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 4610: Labor Economics
ECON 6073: Research Seminar