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Daniel Rees, PhD


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Professor​

Vita: Professor Rees' Vita​​
E-mail: Daniel Rees
Office Location: Lawrence Street Building 460K
Phone: 303-315-2037
Fax: 303-315-2048
Areas of Expertise:
Health Economics and Labor Economics​​​​​​

Education & Degrees

PhD, Labor Economics, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA, Oberlin College

Bio

For the last few years I have been interested in the effects of health and health behaviors on human capital acquisition. Working with Joseph Sabia (who is at the U.S. Military Academy), I have explored the effects of obesity, migraine headaches and sexual activity on a wide variety of outcomes including grades, high school graduation and college attendance. In addition, we have looked at the effects of health and health behaviors on labor market success. I am just starting a couple of projects looking at conflict and birth outcomes.

Select Publications

Rees, Daniel I. and Joseph J. Sabia. Forthcoming. "The Effect of Migraine Headache on Educational Attainment." The Journal of Human Resources.

Sabia, Joseph J. and Daniel I. Rees. Forthcoming. "The Effect of Adolescent Body Weight on Sexual Activity." Health Economics.

Sabia, Joseph J. and Daniel I. Rees. Forthcoming. "Boys will be Boys: Are there Gender Differences in the Effect of Sexual Abstinence on Schooling?" Health Economics.

Argys, Laura M., Susan L. Averett, and Daniel I. Rees. Forthcoming. "Older Siblings and Adolescent Risky Behavior: Does Parenting Play a Role?" Journal of Population Economics.

Rees, Daniel I. and Joseph J. Sabia. 2010. "Body Weight and Smoking Initiation: Evidence from Add Health." The Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 774-777.

Rees, Daniel I. and Joseph J. Sabia. 2010. "Exercise and Adolescent Mental Health:
New Evidence from Longitudinal Data." Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 13-25.

Rees, Daniel I. and Joseph J. Sabia. 2010. "Sports Participation and Academic Performance: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health." Economics of Education Review, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 751-759.

Sabia, Joseph J and Daniel I. Rees. 2009. "The Effect of Sexual Abstinence on Educational Attainment." Demography, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 695-715.

Sen, Bisakha, Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, and Daniel I. Rees. 2009. "The Effect of Substance Use on the Delinquent Behavior of Adolescents." Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 16, No. 17, pp. 1721-1729.

Rees, Daniel I., Joseph J. Sabia, and Laura M. Argys. 2009. "A Head above the Rest: The Relationship between Adolescent Height and Psychological Wellbeing." Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 217-228.

Courses Taught

ECON 2022
ECON 4610
ECON 6073