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Dhaval Dave is the Stanton Research Professor in Economics at Bentley University. He is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor and a research associate in the NBER Program on Health Economics. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Rutgers University. Before joining the Bentley faculty, Dave was a John A. Olin postdoctoral research fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dave is an applied microeconomist with primary research areas at the intersection of health and labor economics. His current research examines the demand for electronic cigarettes, the link between welfare policy and longer-term effects on behavioral outcomes for parents and their children, broader non-economic effects of the minimum wage, and labor market effects of the Affordable Care Act. He is also interested in the economics of crime, and is analyzing interventions in the juvenile justice system and how they impact youth recidivism and educational outcomes. Dave's research has been support-ed by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and various research foundations. He is currently serving as an associate editor of Economics and Human Biology.

A native of India, Dave grew up in northern New Jersey. He splits his residence between the New York metro area and Boston. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and hiking, improving his chess, and reading British mystery novels and books on cosmology.

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