Michael Jetter
Research Fellow

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Jetter Michael works at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Being originally from Germany, he received both his B.A. (2007) and his Ph.D. (2011) in Economics from the University of Memphis (USA). From 2011 to 2015, he worked at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia, first as an Assistant Professor and then as a Full Professor.

Michael’s research interests are mostly related to Political Economy, Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Media Economics. His current projects focus on the determinants of terrorism and armed conflict, as well as issues related to economic development (e.g., corruption and inequality) and gender differences in competitiveness and preferences.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2013.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11204  Michael Jetter
Ingebjørg Kristoffersen
Financial Shocks and the Erosion of Interpersonal Trust: Evidence from Longitudinal Data
11201  Michael Jetter
Jay K. Walker
Gender Differences in Competitiveness and Risk-Taking among Children, Teenagers, and College Students: Evidence from Jeopardy!
10708  Michael Jetter
Terrorism and the Media: The Effect of US Television Coverage on Al-Qaeda Attacks
10585  Jessica R. Bilson
Michael Jetter
Ingebjørg Kristoffersen
Gender Differences in the Link between Income and Trust Levels: Evidence from Longitudinal Data
10151  Michael Jetter
Jay K. Walker
Anchoring in Financial Decision-Making: Evidence from the Field
(forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2017)
10015  Michael Jetter
Sabine Laudage
David Stadelmann
The Intimate Link between Income Levels and Life Expectancy: Global Evidence from 213 Years
9996  Michael Jetter
Peace, Terrorism, or Civil Conflict? Understanding the Decision of an Opposition Group
9669  Michael Jetter
Jay K. Walker
Gender in Jeopardy!: The Role of Opponent Gender in High-Stakes Competition
(forthcoming in: European Economic Review)
9447  Julia Debski
Michael Jetter
Gender and Corruption: A Reassessment
9210  María Aristizábal-Ramírez
Gustavo J Canavire Bacarreza
Michael Jetter
Income Inequality in Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador: Different Reasons
8934  Michael Jetter
Jay K. Walker
Game, Set, and Match: Do Women and Men Perform Differently in Competitive Situations?
(forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)
8824  Michael Jetter
Jay K. Walker
Good Girl, Bad Boy: Corrupt Behavior in Professional Tennis
(forthcoming in: Southern Economic Journal)
8500  Andrew Hussey
Michael Jetter
Long Term Trends in Fair and Unfair Inequality in the United States
(forthcoming in: Applied Economics)
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Michael Jetter
Terrorism and the Media
8103  Wayne A. Grove
Michael Jetter
The Superstar Quest: Does Youth Talent Predict Professional Success for Female and Male Tennis Players?
8052  Juan Carlos Duque
Michael Jetter
Santiago Sosa
UN Interventions: The Role of Geography
(revised version published in: Review of International Organizations, 2015, 10(1), 67-95)
7826  Michael Jetter
Volatility and Growth: Governments are Key
(published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2014, 36, 71-88)