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W&L Professor Niels-Hugo Blunch Elected as President of the DAEiNA

Niels-Hugo Blunch, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has been elected president of the Danish Academic Economists in North America (DAEiNA).

As the organization’s new president, Blunch will host the DAEiNA’s annual conference at W&L next year.

Founded in 2012, DAEiNA is an organization for Danes studying or working in economics in North America. Their goal is to improve the Danish contributions to economics by facilitating connections between Danish academic economists and the North American economic community.

Blunch joined the Washington and Lee faculty in 2006. He has published more than a dozen journal articles and book chapters on health, education and labor-market issues in developing and transition economies.

He has presented dozens of studies at conferences sponsored by the Population Association of America, the European Society for Population Economics, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and other national and international professional associations.

He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the Aarhus University (Denmark), an M.S. from the University of Southhampton (UK) and a Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University.

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