Hannes Schwandt

Hannes Schwandt, Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor

Northwestern University

School of Education and Social Policy (SESP)


Short Bio

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

Research Interests

Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Demography, Subjective Wellbeing.

Selected Publications

Journal of Human Resources,  2016, Vol. 51 (4): 805-831, with Janet Currie.
Science, May 5 2016, Vol. 352 (6286): 708-712, with Janet Currie. 
with Amelie Wuppermann, Labour Economics, Vol. 43, 72-86.


 Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), 28. September 2016, frontpage story about the insights from economic research on child development.

“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.


Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, February 2016, Vol. 122: 75-87.