Matthew Neidell

Matthew Neidell

Matthew Neidell

Health Policy and Management


722 W. 168th St., 4th fl.
New York NY USA 10032
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Professor Neidell specializes in environmental, health, and labor economics, with research primarily focused at the intersections of these. His most recent work applies the latest empirical methods to examine the relationship between the environment and a wide range of measures of well-being, including worker productivity, human capital, and decision making. Previous related work has focused on the effect of the environment on health outcomes and avoidance behavior.



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

Mailman Affiliations

Faculty member, Columbia Center for Environmental Health and Justice in Northern Manhattan

Columbia Affiliations

Associate Member, Earth Institute
Development Core Co-chair, Columbia Population Research Center

Other Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Research Design and Methods, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Climate and Health, Healthcare Economics

Select Publications

Chang, T., Graff Zivin, J., Gross, T., Neidell, M. The Effect of Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from Call-Center Workers in China. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(1), 2019
Graff Zivin, J., Neidell, M. Pollution's Hidden Impacts. Science, 359(6371), 2018.
Graff Zivin, J., Hsiang, S., Neidell, M. "Temperature and Human Capital in the Short- and Long-Run," Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 5(1), 2018.
Chang, T., Graff Zivin, J., Gross, T., Neidell, M. Particulate Pollution and the Productivity of Pear Packers. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8(3), 2016.
Graff Zivin, J., Neidell, M. Temperature and the allocation of time: Implications for climate change. Journal of Labor Economics, 32(1), 2014.
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. Information, Avoidance Behavior, and Health: The Effect of Ozone on Asthma Hospitalizations. Journal of Human Resources, 44(2), 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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