Professor Hani Mansour
Hani Mansour, PhD • Associate Professor

Office Location: Lawrence Street Center 470L

Areas of Expertise:
Labor Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2009
M.A., Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2005
M.A., Economics, University of Haifa and the Technion, Israel, 2004
B.A., Economics and Accounting, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1998

Hani Mansour, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver. He received his degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2009. Dr. Mansour's areas of interest are in labor, development, and health economics. His recent research focuses on the determinants of infant health, marriage markets, and on the relationship between technological innovation and unemployment duration. Working with Daniel Rees, Ph.D. (University of Colorado Denver), he explores the impact of in utero exposure to armed conflict on birth weight, and finds that such exposure in the early stages of pregnancy increases the probability of having a low birth-weight-infant. In a recent study Dr. Mansour and co-author Peter Kuhn, Ph.D. (University of California at Santa Barbara) document that young unemployed workers looking for jobs online are able to reduce their unemployment durations by as much as 25%. This is the first study to find that the Internet is an effective job search method. Two of his recent studies are forthcoming in the Journal of Labor Economics and the Journal of Development Economics.

Selected Publications

Brian Duncan, Hani Mansour, and Daniel I. Rees. Forthcoming. "It's Just a Game: The Super Bowl and Low Birth Weight." The Journal of Human Resources.

Mansour, Hani and Terra McKinnish. Forthcoming. "Who Marries Differently-Aged Spouses? Ability, Education, Occupation, Earnings, and Appearance."The Review of Economics and Statistics.

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.

Mansour, Hani. 2012. "Does Employer Learning Vary by Occupation?", Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 415-444.

Mansour, Hani. 2010. "The Effects of Labor Supply Shocks on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict", Labour Economics, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 930-39.

ECON 4071: Intermediate Microeconomics Theory
ECON 4770: Economic Development
ECON 5073: Microeconomics Theory
ECON 6054: Seminar in Applied Economics
ECON 6610: Labor Economics
ECON 6073: Research Seminar