Daniel Dench

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Economics
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Daniel Dench joined Georgia Tech's School of Economics and the Health Economics & Analytics Lab (HEAL) in the Fall of 2020. His research in health economics has dealt primarily with how policies affect the use of harmful substances. Most recently his work has focused on whether restrictions in advertising or taxation of electronic cigarettes affect whether adult smokers quit traditional cigarettes. He also runs experiments in higher education studying how shifts to information and incentives can influence motivation to complete work. Finally, he studies issues related to school choice, such as how enrollment mechanisms affect segregation in large urban schools districts. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Daniel completed his PhD in economics at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and was a research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  • Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • B.A., Temple University


Research Fields:
  • Education Policy
  • Health Economics
  • Education Policy


  • ECON-2105: Prin of Macroeconomics
  • ECON-6140: Econometrics I
  • ECON-6510: Health Economics