Paul Frijters
Research Fellow

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Frijters Paul Frijters completed his Masters in Econometrics at the University of Groningen, including a seven-month stay in Durban, South Africa before completing a PhD through the University of Amsterdam. He has also engaged in teaching and research at the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and QUT.

Professor Fritjers specializes in applied micro-econometrics, including labor, happiness, and health economics, though he has also worked on pure theoretical topics in macro and micro fields. His main area of interest is in analyzing how socio-economic variables affect the human life experience and the "unanswerable" economic mysteries in life.

Professor Frijters is a prominent research economist and has published over 50 papers in fields including unemployment policy, discrimination and economic development.

He is the Research Director of the Rumici Project, a project sponsored by the Australian Ministry of Foreign Aid (AusAid), and is also a co-editor of the journal, Economic Record. In 2009 he was voted Australia's best young economist under 40 by the Australian Economic Society.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2010.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10683  Cameron K. Murray
Paul Frijters
Markus Schaffner
Is Transparency an Anti-Corruption Myth?
9894  Paul Frijters
Benno Torgler
Improving the Peer Review Process: A Proposed Market System
9028 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Cameron K. Murray
Paul Frijters
Clean Money in a Dirty System: Relationship Networks and Land Rezoning in Queensland
9010  Cameron K. Murray
Paul Frijters
Melissa Vorster
Give and You Shall Receive: The Emergence of Welfare-Reducing Reciprocity
8843  Paul Frijters
Tao Sherry Kong
Elaine M. Liu
Who Is Coming to the Artefactual Field Experiment? Participation Bias among Chinese Rural Migrants
(published in: Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, 2015, vol. 114(C), 62-74)
7988  Chia Chiun Ko
Paul Frijters
When Banana Import Restrictions Lead to Exports: A Tale of Cyclones and Quarantine Policies
7300  Redzo Mujcic
Paul Frijters
Still Not Allowed on the Bus: It Matters If You're Black or White!
5967  Paul Frijters
Tao Sherry Kong
Xin Meng
Migrant Entrepreneurs and Credit Constraints under Labour Market Discrimination
5819  Paul Frijters
David W. Johnston
Michael A. Shields
Destined for (Un)Happiness: Does Childhood Predict Adult Life Satisfaction?
(published as 'Does Childhood Predict Adult Life Satisfaction? Evidence from British Cohort Surveys' in: Economic journal, 2014, vol. 124(580), F688-F719)
5648 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Redzo Mujcic
Paul Frijters
Altruism in Society: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Involving Commuters
5157  Redzo Mujcic
Paul Frijters
Economic Choices and Status: Measuring Preferences for Income Rank
(published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2013, vol. 65(1), 47-73)
5153  Paul Frijters
David W. Johnston
Manisha Shah
Michael A. Shields
Intra-household Resource Allocation: Do Parents Reduce or Reinforce Child Cognitive Ability Gaps?
(published in: Demography, 2013, 50 (6), 2187-2208)
4902  Paul Frijters
Juan D. Barón
The Cult of Theoi: Economic Uncertainty and Religion
(published in: Economic Record, 2012, 88, 116-136)
4883  Paul Frijters
David W. Johnston
Michael A. Shields
Mental Health and Labour Market Participation: Evidence from IV Panel Data Models
4149  Paul Frijters
Juan D. Barón
Do the Obese Really Die Younger or Do Health Expenditures Buy Them Extra Years?
4025  Paul Frijters
Maarten Lindeboom
Gerard J. van den Berg
Persistencies in the Labour Market
(forthcoming in: R&R Oxford bulletin of Economics and Statistics)
3604  Paul Frijters
David W. Johnston
Michael A. Shields
Happiness Dynamics with Quarterly Life Event Data
(published as 'Life Satisfaction Dynamics with Quarterly Life Event Data' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113 (1), 190 - 211)
3537  Paul Frijters
David W. Johnston
Manisha Shah
Michael A. Shields
Early Child Development and Maternal Labor Force Participation: Using Handedness as an Instrument
(published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2009, 1(3), 97–110)
3042  Paul Frijters
Michael A. Shields
Timothy J. Hatton
Richard M. Martin
Childhood Economic Conditions and Length of Life: Evidence from the UK Boyd Orr Cohort, 1937–2005
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2010, 29 (1), 39-47)
2840  Andrew E. Clark
Paul Frijters
Michael A. Shields
Relative Income, Happiness and Utility: An Explanation for the Easterlin Paradox and Other Puzzles
(published in: Journal of Economic Literature, 2008, 46 (1), 95-144)
2219  Paul Frijters
Michael A. Shields
Stephen Wheatley Price
Jenny Williams
Quantifying the Cost of Passive Smoking on Child Health: Evidence from Children’s Cotinine Samples
(revised version published in: Journal of The Royal Statistical Society Series A-Statistics In Society, 174 (1) 2011, 195-212)
2068  Paul Frijters
Bob Gregory
From Golden Age to Golden Age: Australia's "Great Leap Forward"?
(published in: The Economic Record, 82 (257) 2006, 207-224)
1488  Paul Frijters
John P. Haisken-DeNew
Michael A. Shields
Socio-Economic Status, Health Shocks, Life Satisfaction and Mortality: Evidence from an Increasing Mixed Proportional Hazard Model
(revised version published as 'The Increasingly Mixed Proportional Hazard Model: An Application to Socioeconomic Status, Health Shocks, and Mortality' in: Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2011, 29 (2), 271-281)
1407  Paul Frijters
Bas van der Klaauw
Job Search with Nonparticipation
(published in: Economic Journal, 2006, 116 (508), 45-83)
1211  Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
Paul Frijters
Guyonne Kalb
Do You Need a Job to Find a Job?
1164  Paul Frijters
Michael A. Shields
Stephen Wheatley Price
To Teach or Not to Teach? Panel Data Evidence on the Quitting Decision
923  Uwe Dulleck
Paul Frijters
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
Reducing Start-Up Costs for New Firms: The Double Dividend on the Labour Market
(published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2006, 108 (2); 317-337.)
902  Paul Frijters
Michael A. Shields
Stephen Wheatley Price
Immigrant Job Search in the UK: Evidence from Panel Data
(published in: Economic Journal, 2005, 115 (507), F359-376)
807  Paul Frijters
Michael A. Shields
Nikolaos Theodoropoulos
Stephen Wheatley Price
Testing for Employee Discrimination Using Matched Employer-Employee Data: Theory and Evidence
794  Paul Frijters
Michael A. Shields
Stephen Wheatley Price
Investigating the Quitting Decision of Nurses: Panel Data Evidence from the British National Health Service
(published in: Health Economics, 2007, 16 (1), 57-74)
498  Paul Frijters
John P. Haisken-DeNew
Michael A. Shields
Individual Rationality and Learning: Welfare Expectations in East Germany Post-Reunification
(published in: Canadian Journal of Economics, 2009, 42 (4), 1326 - 1346)
419  Paul Frijters
John P. Haisken-DeNew
Michael A. Shields
The Value of Reunification in Germany: An Analysis of Changes in Life Satisfaction
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2004, 39 (3), 649-674)
 

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