Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Effects of Post-Dobbs Abortion Bans on Fertility
Journal of Public Economics, 234, 105124.
Dench, D., Pineda-Torres, M., Myers, C., 2024.

Advances in Causal Inference at the Intersection of Air Pollution and Health Outcomes
Annual Review of Resource Economics, 15,455-69.
Brewer, D., Dench, D., Taylor, L., 2023.

Economic and Racial Integration Through School Choice in New York City
Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 149(5): e2021055495.
Dench, D., Margolis, J., Hashim, S., 2022.

United States Preterm Birth Rate and Covid-19
Pediatrics, 149(5): e2021055495.
Dench, D., Joyce, T., Minkoff, H., 2022.

Information and credible sanctions in curbing online cheating among undergraduates: a field experiment
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 195, 408-427.
Dench, D., Joyce, T., 2022.

News that takes your breath away: Risk perceptions during an outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries.
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 60(3), 281-307.
Dave, D. M., Dench, D., Kenkel, D. S., Mathios, A., Wang, H., 2020.

E-cigarettes and adult smoking: evidence from Minnesota.
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 60(3), 207-228.
Saffer, H., Dench, D., Grossman, M., Dave, D. M., 2020.

Income, the earned income tax credit, and infant health revisited.
Health Economics, 29(1), 72-84.
Dench, D., Joyce, T., 2020.

Does e-cigarette advertising encourage adult smokers to quit?
Journal of Health Economics, 68, 102227.
Dave, D., Dench, D., Grossman, M., Kenkel, D., Saffer, H., 2019.

Health and the wage rate: cause effect, both, or neither? New evidence on an old question.
Health and Labor Markets. edited by Solomon W. Polachek and Konstantinos Tatsiramos. Volume 47 of Research in Labor Economics. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited, 1-24.
Dench, D., Grossman, M., Dench, D., 2019.

U.S. demand for tobacco products in a system framework.
Health Economics, 26(8), 1067-1086.
Zheng, Y., Zhen, C., Dench, D., Nonnemaker, J.M., 2017.

Advertising, Habit formation, and U.S. tobacco product demand.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(4), 1038-1054.
Zheng, Y., Zhen, C., Dench, D., Nonnemaker, J.M., 2016.

Working Papers

Fertility in the heart of the COVID-19 Storm (No. w31070)
National Bureau of Economic Research.
Dench, D., Li, W., Joyce, T., Minkoff, H., Van Wye, G. 2023

Lacking motivation or lacking productivity to explain failure: a field experiment Dench, D., 2023.

E-cigarettes and adult smoking (No. w24212)
National Bureau of Economic Research.
Saffer, H., Dench, D., Dave, D. M., Grossman, M. 2018

Employer learning or employment discrimination
Dench, D., 2019.

Works in Progress

Does school quality lift all boats?
Dench, D., Margolis, J.

Effect of vaping on pregnancy outcomes: evidence from PRAMS
Dench, D., Joyce, T.

How e-cigarette advertising affects perceptions of e-cigarettes and cigarettes among youth
Dave, D., Dench, D., Grossman, M., Kenkel, D., Saffer, H.

Will vaping be good or bad for population health: a simulation
Dench, D.

How admission mechanism choices affect outcomes at schools
Dench, D., Margolis, J.