Anne Ardila Brenøe

I am an Assistant Professor in Economics of Child and Youth Development with a Focus on Breastfeeding at the University of Zurich and Research Director of the ChilDReN Center. I am a research affiliate of the Jacobs Center, IZA, the Life Course Centre, and the Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI). I did my PhD at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Moreover, I have a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and one in Economic Demography from Lund University.

My primary research interests are in applied microeconomics. In particular, I am interested in labor economics, economics of education, and child development. I am especially interested in how childhood conditions and experiences affect the accumulation of human capital. My current research focuses on causes and consequences of gender differences in human capital formation, how breastfeeding causally affects child development, and how parenting style mediates the intergenerational transmission of time preferences.