Hannes Schwandt is an Assistant Professor in Economics. Before joining the Economics Department in Zurich he spent three years as a post-doc at Princeton, after receiving his PhD in the European Doctoral Programme at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and the London School of Economics. He is also affiliated to the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development at UZH, the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE, Cohere at SDU, and IZA.
His research interests include Health Economics, Economic Demography, Labour Economics, and Subjective Wellbeing. His research has been published in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Economic Journal and the Harvard Business Review and has been featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, FAZ, TIME, NPR and the Washington Post. Detailed CV
Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Demography, Subjective Wellbeing.
- National Geographic, Dec. 27, 2016: “Hazardous 9/11 Dust Made Newborn Babies Smaller.”
- TIME Magazine, Aug. 13, 2014: “Study: 9/11 Dust Cloud Likely Caused Widespread Pregnancy Complications.”
- New York Magazine, Aug. 14, 2014: “Dust From 9/11 May Have Led to a Lot of Complicated Pregnancies and Premature Births.”
- FiveThirtyEight, Aug. 14, 2014: “In The Papers: The 9/11 Dust Cloud”
- The Economist, May 14 2016 (lead article US section): “Looking up”
- The New York Times, June 17 2016: “Good News Hidden in the Data: Today’s Children Are Healthier”
- The Washington Post, May 5 2016: “The tremendously good news about the young that we’ve been ignoring.”
- The Atlantic, May 10 2016: “The Mystery of Why Black Americans Are Living Longer”
- Chicago Tribune, May 20 2016: “Money doesn’t buy as long a life as it used to”
- Reuters, April 21 2016: “Gap in death rates between rich and poor young Americans narrows"
- Frankfurter Rundschau, September 4 2015: Einfach nur zappelig oder krank?
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, August 11 2015: “Immer auf die Jüngsten?”
- Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 11 2015: “Wenn frühe Einschulung zur Fehldiagnose führt”
- SPIEGEL Online, August 11 2015: “Einschulungsalter: September-Kinder erhalten häufiger ADHS-Diagnose.”
“Short- and Long-term Effects of Unemployment on Fertility,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), September 2014, with Janet Currie.
- Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2016: “Baby Lull Promises Growing Pains for Economy.”
- The Atlantic, April 2016: “Quit Your Job”
- The Atlantic, December 2014 (cover story): “The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis”
- Financial Times, Dec 8, 2016: “Over 22? Forget blaming others: success or failure is down to you”
- Financial Times, July 3, 2015: “Working older”
- Financial Times, Sep. 18, 2014: “Is the midlife crisis just an excuse?”
- Financial Times, Sep. 13, 2013: “What makes life sag in the middle?”