General Information
Hannes Schwandt
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University

School of Education and Social Policy (SESP)
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208

Email: schwandt@northwestern.edu

Research topics
Health, Human Capital, and Well-being
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Research fields
Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Demography

Recent policy briefs and practitioner articles:
12/2020: The Future of Youth in the Era of COVID-19 (International Monetary Fund)
5/2020: Pregnancy During the Pandemic (Northwestern)
4/2019: Recession Graduates: The Long-lasting Effects of an Unlucky Draw (Stanford)

Recent interviews and media coverage:
The Atlantic, 4/16/2021: The Class of 2020 Is a Micro-generation Frozen in Place
NPR Consider This, 3/17/2021: Pregnant In A Pandemic: ‘COVID Couldn’t Rob Us Of Everything’
Refinery29, 2/25/2021: Yes, The COVID “Baby Bust” Is Real — Unless You’re Rich
Charlie Hebdo, 12/30/2020: Jeunes contre vieux, au bonheur de Manu
San Francisco Chronicle, 1/6/2021: 1,400 orphans in S.F.: Devastating Spanish flu didn’t spare the young
The Financial Times, 12/30/2020: How the pandemic is worsening inequality
New York Times, 8/22/2020: The Coronavirus Generation
New York Times, 5/19/2020: Facing Adulthood With an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars
Wall Street Journal, 5/10/2020: The Class of 2020 Takes Flight as the Job Market Crashes
Wall Street Journal, 5/19/2019: Playing Catch-Up in the Game of Life
Washington Post, 10/18/2020: Millennials are the poster children for what happens when Congress fails to stimulate the economy
Washington Post, 1/6/2020: Don’t root for a recession to knock out Trump
The Economist, 2/5/2020: Starting work in a recession affects people for their whole lives
The Economist, 10/19/2018: Temporary economic downturns have long-lasting consequences
Business Insider, 11/16/2020: Gen Z is set to take over the economy in a decade
Business Insider, 5/10/2020: Recession expert says there’s an upside to graduating right now
Bloomberg, 8/24/2020: They beat Covid, but debilitating effects and economic costs may linger for years
NPR, 4/17/2020: Politics with Amy Walter: How Coronavirus Will Hurt those Attempting to Enter the Workforce
Reuters (reprinted in the New York Times), 4/3/2020: Special Report: How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health

Northwestern University Department of Economics, courtesy appointment
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, faculty affiliate
Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research, faculty fellow
NBER faculty research fellow
CEPR research affiliate
IZA research fellow
UZH Jacobs Center, research collaboration partner

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