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Daniel Rees, PhD

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Vita: Professor Rees' Vita​​​​​​​
E-mail: Daniel Rees
Office Location: Lawrence Street Building 470R
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


Daniel I. Rees is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver and the Editor-in-Chief of the Economics of Education Review. 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 chronic health conditions on human capital acquisition. Currently, he is studying the relationship between prenatal stress and child health, the effect of combat exposure on violent crime, and the effects of legalizing medical and recreational marijuana on a variety of outcomes including alcohol consumption, suicides, and traffic fatalities. Professor Rees is an IZA Research Fellow and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and of IZA World of Labor.  ​​

Selected Publications

Hansen, Benjamin, Daniel I. Rees, and Joseph J. Sabia. Forthcoming. “Have Cigarette Taxes Lost their Bite? New Estimates of the Relationship between Cigarette Taxes and Youth Smoking.” American Journal of Health Economics.


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


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.​

Anderson, D. Mark, Benjamin Crost, and Daniel I. Rees. Forthcoming. “Wet Laws, Drinking Establishments, and Violent Crime.”Economic Journal.​

Courses Taught

ECON 2022
ECON 4610
ECON 6073