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Alan Barreca

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Research interests: labor, health

203 Tilton Hall


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Short bio

Alan graduated from Santa Clara University in 2000 with a B.S. in Economics, and from the University of California, Davis in 2008 with a Ph.D. in Economics. His broader research interests include labor economics, health economics, and applied microeconometrics.

Much of Alan's research has focused on understanding the relationship between climate, health, and economic well-being. For example, Alan has studied the the long-term effects of exposure to malaria during early childhood. He has researched the effects of humidity on mortality in the United States. And he has studied the effects of demographic changes on the incidence of malaria in the early 20th Century United States.

Selected publications

Barreca, Alan. Climate Change, Humidity, and Mortality in the United States. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Barreca, Alan, Melanie Guldi, Jason Lindo, and Glen Waddell. Saving Babies? Revisiting the Effect of Very Low Birth Weight Classification. Quarterly Journal of Economics

Barreca, Alan. The Long-Term Economic Impact of In Utero and Postnatal Exposure to Malaria. Journal of Human Resources

Working versions of these (and other) papers can be found at

206 Tilton Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 tel 504-865-5321 fax 504-865-5869