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
Honors & Awards
Areas of Expertise
Select Urban Health Activities
Select Global Activities
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 CaliforniaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Recent Experience? Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(3) 2005