Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor of Economics
Areas of Expertise
- Health Economics
- Economic Demography
- Economic History
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Economics (Honors), 1999
Trevon D. Logan is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He specializes in economic history, economic demography and applied microeconomics. His research in economic history concerns the development of living standards measures that can be used to directly asses the question of how the human condition has changed over time. He applies the techniques of contemporary living standard measurements to the past as a means of deriving consistent estimates of well-being over time. Most of his historical work uses historical household surveys, but also includes some new data to look at topics such as the returns to education in the early twentieth century, the formation of tastes, and the allocation of resources within the household. He is currently extending his historical research agenda to include topics such as childhood health, mortality, morbidity, and racial disparities in health.