Dr. Natalie Malak

Assistant Professor, College of Business


301 Sparkman Drive
Business Administration Building
Room 327
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Economics, McMaster University, Canada
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • B.B.A., Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada

Honors & Awards

  • Canadian Population Society Student Paper Award, 2016
  • Canadian Women Economists Network Travel Award, 2016


  • NASA Early Adopter Program for Tempo and Maia satellites, 2019-Present
  • The Global Labor Organization, 2019-Present
  • The American Economic Association, 2016-Present
  • The Canadian Economics Association, 2016-Present
  • The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (deemed employee of Statistics Canada), 2014-Present
  • The Secure Empirical Analysis Lab (formerly the PEDAL Lab), 2014-Present


  • Health
  • Environmental
  • Education
  • Public Policy
  • Population Economics

Recent Publications

  • DeCicca, Philip, and Malak, Natalie. 2020. “When Good Fences Aren’t Enough: The Impact of Neighboring Air Pollution on Infant Health Outcomes.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 170, 102324. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2020.102324

  • Malak, Natalie, Rahman, Mahbubur, and Yip, Terry. 2019. “Baby Bonus, Anyone? Examining Heterogeneous Responses to a Pro-Natalist Policy.” Journal of Population Economics 32(4): 1205-1246. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-019-00731-y

  • Malak, Natalie, and Yang, Y. Tony. 2019. “A Re-Examination of the Effects of Tort Reforms on Obstetrical Procedures and Health Outcomes.” Economics Letters, 184,108626. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2019.108626

  • Malak, Natalie. 2017. “Nurse Absenteeism and Benefit Generosity: Evidence from Canada.” Journal of Health and Human Services Administration 40(1): 44-78.

  • Malak, Natalie, and Sweetman, Arthur. 2016. “Nursing Wages in Ontario: A Historical Summary.” Report to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

  • “Baby Bonus, Anyone? Examining Heterogeneous Responses to a Pro-Natalist Policy” with Mahbubur Rahman (McMaster University), and Terry Yip (McMaster University); Recipient of Canadian Population Society Student Paper Award, 2016; Revision requested from Journal of Population Economics