Matthew Neidell

Matthew Neidell

Matthew Neidell

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management


722 W. 168th St., 4th fl.
New York NY USA 10032
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The overall focus of my research is to better understand the role that public health policy can play in improving child and adult health. I focus on two areas: the impact of the environment on human behavior and well-being, and the impact of early childhood investments on health and human capital.



PhD, 2002, University of California at Los Angeles
MA, 1999, University of California at Los Angeles
BA, 1994, Duke University


Senior Advisor, Obesity Prevention Initiative

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Research Design and Methods, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water

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Graff Zivin, J., Neidell, M. Environment, Health, and Human Capital. Journal of Economic Literature, 51(3), 2013.
Graff Zivin, J., Neidell, M. The impact of pollution on worker productivity. American Economic Review 102(7) 2012
Glied, S., Neidell, M. The Economic Value of Teeth Journal of Human Resources 45(2) 2010
Neidell, M., Waldfogel, J. Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Peer Effects in Early Education Review of Economics and Statistics 92(3) 2010
Neidell, M. Information, Avoidance Behavior, and Health: The Effect of Ozone on Asthma Hospitalizations Journal of Human Resources 44(2) 2009
Currie, J., Schmieder, J., Neidell, M. Air Pollution and Infant Health: Lessons from New Jersey Journal of Health Economics 28(3) 2009
Currie, J., Neidell, M. Air Pollution and Infant Health: What Can We Learn from California’s Recent Experience? Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(3) 2005

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