Matthew J. Neidell


Matthew Neidell is an economics professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  He is also a faculty member with the Earth Institute and the Columbia Population Research Center. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). 

Neidell received his PhD in economics from UCLA, and was a post-doc at the University of Chicago prior to joining Columbia. He has held visiting positions at the European University Institute and the Property and Environment Research Center. He previously served on the Environmental Economics Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board and on the Institute of Medicine’s “Study on an Oral Health Initiative.” 

His fields of specialization are 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, Neidell has published extensively in both economics and health science journals. He is currently a co-editor at the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economistsand associate editor at the Journal of Human Resources.