Stefanie Schurer
Research Fellow

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Schurer Stefanie Schurer is an assistant professor in health and applied economics in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Her main research interest is in the field of the economics of human development. In her current projects she explores the evolution of cognitive and non-cognitive skills over the lifecourse and the role that the education sector and parents play in boosting these skills. From 2014 to 2016, Stefanie will be in a research-only position funded by an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award titled "Exceptional upward mobility against all odds: Non-cognitive skills and early-childhood disadvantage". Previously, she held positions at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Melbourne, she was a Visiting Scholar at The University of Chicago between April and June 2015. She received her PhD in Applied Econometrics from the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2008. She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2012.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
8874  Sonja C. Kassenboehmer
Stefanie Schurer
Felix Leung
Testing the Validity of Item Non-Response as a Proxy for Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
8873  Stefanie Schurer
Sonja C. Kassenboehmer
Felix Leung
Do Universities Shape Their Students' Personality?
8821  Stefanie Schurer
Lifecycle Patterns in the Socioeconomic Gradient of Risk Preferences
(forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015)
8814  Stefanie Schurer
Michael Alspach
Jayden MacRae
Greg L. Martin
The Medical Care Costs of Mood Disorders: A Coarsened Exact Matching Approach
(published in: Economic Record, 2016, 92 (296), 81–93)
8203  Stefanie Schurer
Bouncing Back from Health Shocks: Locus of Control, Labor Supply, and Mortality
7451  John Roy
Stefanie Schurer
Getting Stuck in the Blues: Persistence of Mental Health Problems in Australia
(published in: Health Economics, 2013, 22(9), 1139-1157.)
7017  Stefanie Schurer
Daniel Kuehnle
Anthony Scott
Terence Chai Cheng
One Man's Blessing, Another Woman's Curse? Family Factors and the Gender-Earnings Gap of Doctors
(forthcoming as' A man's blessing or a woman's curse? The Family-earnings gap of doctors' in: Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society )
6789  Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
Sonja C. Kassenboehmer
Stefanie Schurer
Healthy Habits: The Connection between Diet, Exercise, and Locus of Control
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 98, 1-28)
6656  David W. Johnston
Stefanie Schurer
Michael A. Shields
Maternal Gender Role Attitudes, Human Capital Investment, and Labour Supply of Sons and Daughters
(published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2014, 66 (3), 631-659)
6014  David W. Johnston
Stefanie Schurer
Michael A. Shields
Evidence on the Long Shadow of Poor Mental Health across Three Generations
(published as "Exploring the intergenerational persistence of mental health: Evidence from three generations" in: Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 32 (6), 1077-1089)
5943  Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
Stefanie Schurer
The Stability of Big-Five Personality Traits
(published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 115 (1), 11-15)
5630  Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
Stefanie Schurer
Two Economists’ Musings on the Stability of Locus of Control
(published in: The Economic Journal, 2013, 123 (570), F358-F400)
2915  Michael Fertig
Stefanie Schurer
Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Germany: The Importance of Heterogeneity and Attrition Bias