General Information
Hannes Schwandt
Associate 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

Further appointments and affiliations
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Buehler Center, Associate Director
Northwestern University Department of Economics, courtesy appointment
Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research, faculty fellow
University of Zürich Jacobs Center, research collaboration partner
NBER faculty research fellow (Health Care, Children)
CEPR research affiliate
IZA research fellow

Recent op-eds and policy briefs:
5/2022: The lasting consequences of school shootings on the students who survive them (The Conversation)
4/2022: Auto Emissions Harm Public Health, EV’s Are The Solution (WWZero)
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:
Plain English /w Derek Thompson (podcast), 4/10/2023: Americans Die Younger Than People in Any Other Rich Country. Why?
The Washington Post, 3/21/2023: Covid gave America a surprise baby boom
The Atlantic, 11/28/2022: The Pandemic Exposed the Inequality of American Motherhood
The Atlantic, 11/2/2022: The Great Pandemic Baby Bump
The Economist, 10/26/2022: American-born women had more babies during the pandemic
New York Times, 10/26/2022: The Pandemic Led to More Babies Last Year, Not Fewer
New York Times, 10/22/2022: Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Lean In, Employers
NPR Marketplace, 10/19/2022: How the pandemic created an unexpected “baby bump”
CNN, 10/19/2022: Covid’s WFH revolution helped fuel a baby boom 
Fortune, 10/18/2022: Turns out Elon Musk is wrong. There was a COVID-19 ‘baby bump’ after all
nature (podcast) 10/12/2022: Why the mid-career stage in science can feel like a second puberty
Freakonomics, 9/18/2022: Are You Having a Midlife Crisis?
The Atlantic, 9/7/2022: America Is a Rich Death Trap
Slow Boring (Matthew Yglesias), 8/30/2022: The student debt crisis as a macroeconomic phenomenon 
Bloomberg, 8/5/2022: Meta Delays Job Offers for Summer Interns, Making Gen Z Sweat
Slow Boring (Matthew Yglesias), 7/26/2022: Tackling America’s weirdly short life expectancy should be a priority
The Atlantic (inaugural podcast), 5/30/2022: Starting Over When You Think It’s Too Late
NPR Marketplace, 5/27/2022: How school shootings shape survivors’ economic lives
The Atlantic, 9/12/2021: Why Americans Die So Much
The Washington Post, 10/11/2021: Want to add healthy years to your life? Here’s what new longevity research says
WSJ editorial 10/11/2021: Why Black Lives Got Longer 
The Weeds (Vox), 9/14/2021: The Weeds Will Live Forever
The Guardian, 9/19/2021: America’s mortality gap should sound a blaring alarm across the Atlantic
FOCUS (cover story), 6/4/2021: Was geht, Alter?
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
ZEIT (cover story), 1/2/2021: Älter werden: Das Beste kommt noch
Charlie Hebdo, 12/30/2020: Jeunes contre vieux, au bonheur de Manu
The Financial Times, 12/30/2020: How the pandemic is worsening inequality
Business Insider, 11/16/2020: Gen Z is set to take over the economy in a decade
Washington Post, 10/18/2020: Millennials are the poster children for what happens when Congress fails to stimulate the economy
Bloomberg, 8/24/2020: They beat Covid, but debilitating effects and economic costs may linger for years
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
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
The Economist, 2/5/2020: Starting work in a recession affects people for their whole lives
Washington Post, 1/6/2020: Don’t root for a recession to knock out Trump

Media Coverage