Gordon B. Dahl

Professor – Department of Economics

Selected Media Coverage


  • VoxTalks Video Economics, "Fertility and Presidental Elections: A Partisan Issue," February 1, 2022. Online Link.

  • Freakonomics MD, "What If TV Isn't Bad for Us (starting at 21:30)," January 22, 2022. Online Link.

  • Bloomberg, "Republican Counties Saw Baby Boom in 2016 After Trump Election," July 28, 2021. Online Link.

  • American Economic Association, Chart of the Week, "Welfare Reform and the Next Generation," April 21, 2021. Article.

  • Handelsblatt, "Simple Naturalization Solutions Don't Work," February 17, 2020. Article.

  • VoxTalks, "Does Prison Work?," November 30, 2018. Online Link.

  • MeJudice Economic Policy, "About Prisons that Work," January 9, 2017. Online Link.

  • National Public Radio, Morning Edition, "How to Get Dads to Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It," February 8, 2016. Online Link.

  • The Atlantic, "Taking Paternity Leave Makes Other Dads More Likely to Do the Same," July 7, 2014. Article.

  • New York Times / International Herald Tribune, "Economists, Consensus and Healthy Debates," January 10, 2013. Online Link.

  • National Public Radio, Planet Money Podcast, "What Mormons Can Teach the IRS," March 6, 2012. Online Link.

  • National Public Radio, Morning Edition, "What the IRS Could Learn from Mormons," March 2, 2012. Online Link.

  • TIME, "Fan Rage: How Home Team Losses Contribute to Domestic Violence," March 22, 2011. Online Link.

  • ABC News Network, "Family Violence and Football," March 22, 2011.

  • CBS Radio Network, National News Feed, "Family Violence and Football," March 21, 2011.

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Radio News, "Movie Violence and Violent Crime," January 16, 2008.

  • New York Times, "Economists Say Movie Violence Might Temper the Real Thing," January 7, 2008. Online Link.

  • National Public Radio, Weekend Edition Saturday, "Study: Violent Films May Drive Down Crime Rate," January 12, 2008. Online Link.

  • British Broadcasting Coorporation, World Today, "Movie Violence and Violent Crime," January 7, 2008.

  • The Independent, "Tax Credits Boost School Performance, Study Shows," August 22, 2005. Article.

  • Washington Post, "The Boy Bias," February 8, 2004. Article.

  • CNN en Español, "The Demand for Sons," November 10, 2003.

  • Fox News, Your World with Neil Cavuto (National Cable Business News Program), October 13, 2003.

  • New York Times, "It's a Girl! (Will the Economy Suffer?)," October 25, 2003. Article.

  • National Public Radio, Here and Now, "American Parents Favor Boys over Girls," October 9, 2003.

  • Research also featured in Atlantic Monthly, Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, Daily Mail, Deseret News, The Economist, FiveThirtyEight, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Freakonomics, The Globe and Mail, Harvard Business Review, Los Angeles Times, London Sunday Times, Money Magazine, NBER Digest, Reuters, Roll Call, San Diego Union Tribune, Slate, The Telegraph, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Wired, 1843 Magazine, and a variety of regional and international print, radio, and online news outlets.