About me

I am a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Economics at The University of Sydney. My main research interest is the economics of personality, the econometric challenges of modelling personality-related heterogeneity, and exceptional upward mobility and health. Most of my current research articles focus on the evolution of skills and health over the lifecycle and the role that the home environment plays in boosting healthy personalities. 

From 2014-2016 I will be in a research-only position funded by an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) titled "Exceptional upward mobility against all odds: Non-cognitive skills and early-childhood disadvantage". Previously, I held positions at Victoria University of Wellington and University of Melbourne, and I am a Visiting Scholar at The University of Chicago and a Research Fellow at the IZA Bonn. You can access all my IZA Discussion Papers here. Here is a link to my CV. stefanie.schurer@sydney.edu.au;Google MyCitations;Publications and working papers 



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