About me


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I am an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. My research interest is the Economics of Human Development. Most of my current projects explore the evolution of skills, preferences, and health over the lifecourse and the role that parents and the public sector play in determining these skills. One of my main work hypotheses is that inequality in the home environment - that is scarcity of good parenting - is a powerful determinant of the intergenerational persistence of disadvantage.   


I am also a University of Sydney SOAR Fellow (2017-2018) and an ARC Discovery Early Career Fellow (until mid 2017)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 hereHere is a link to my CVstefanie.schurer@sydney.edu.au;Google MyCitations;Publications and working papers