School of Economics Seminar Speaker Series Presents: Onur Altindag from Bentley University

Date(s):
October 15, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location:
Virtual Bluejeans Event

Cost:
N/A

SOE Seminar Speaker Series: Onur Altindag

Join us Friday, Oct. 15 at 2 pm for the first event in our Fall 2021 Seminar Speaker Series!

Onur Altindag, assistant professor of economics at Bentley University, will present "Public Health Policy At Scale: Impact of a Government-sponsored Information Campaign on Infant Mortality in Denmark."

This is an online-only event. Join us at this Bluejeans link: https://bluejeans.com/931634470/1822.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and anyone with an interest in the topic are welcome to attend! 

 

Abstract

We evaluate the impact of a nationwide public health intervention on deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), using population data from Denmark in a regression discontinuity research design. The information campaign–implemented primarily through a universal nurse home visiting program–reduced infant mortality by 17.6 percent and saved between 11.5-14.5 lives over 10,000 births. The estimated effect sizes are 11-14 times larger among low birthweight and preterm infants relative to the overall population. Improvement in infant mortality is concentrated among those with lower socio-economic status and with limited access to health information, thereby reducing health inequities at birth in Denmark.

Contact For More Information

Daniel Dench

dench@gatech.edu