Claus Pörtner

Claus Pörtner is an Associate Professor of Economics at Seattle University and Research Affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington. He earned his M.A. in Development Economics from the University of Sussex at Brighton and B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Professor Pörtner’s main research interests are population, household, labor, and development economics.

Representative Publications

Pörtner, Claus C. “Effects of Parental Absence on Child Labor and School Attendance in the Philippines.” Review of Economics of the Household 14.1 (2016): 103-130.

Anderson, D. Mark, and Claus C. Pörtner. “High School Dropouts and Sexually Transmitted Infections.” Southern Economic Journal 81.1 (2014): 113-134.

Blunch, Niels-Hugo, and Claus C. Pörtner. “Literacy, Skills, and Welfare: Effects of Participation in Adult Literacy Programs.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 60.1 (2011): 17-66.

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