Main publications

Elkins, R., Kassenboehmer, Schurer, S. (2017). The stability of personality traits during adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Economic Psychology. In press: [LINK

Fletcher, J., Schurer, S. (2017). Origins of adulthood personality: The role of adverse childhood experiences. BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. doi.10.1515/bejeap-2015-0212[LINK

Schurer, S. (2017). Bouncing back from health shocks: Locus of control and labour supply. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 133, 1-20. [LINK].

Schurer, S., Kuehnle, D., Scott, A., Cheng, T.  (2016). A man's blessing or a woman's curse? The family-earnings gap of doctorsIndustrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 55(3), 385-414. [LINK].

Schurer, S., Alspach, M., MacRae, J., Martin, G. (2016). The medical cost of mood disorders: A coarsened exact matching approach. The Economic Record 92(296), 81-93. [LINK]

Schurer, S. (2015). Lifecycle patterns in the socioeconomic gradient of risk preferences. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 119, 482-495. [LINK].

Cobb-Clark, D., Kassenboehmer, S., Schurer, S. (2014). Healthy habits: What explains the connection between diet, exercise, and locus of control? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 98, 1-28. [LINK

Schurer, S., Shields, M., Jones, A.M. (2014).  Socioeconomic inequalities in bodily pain over the lifecycle: Longitudinal evidence from Australia, Britain and Germany. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A177(4), 783-806. [LINK]

Johnston, D., Schurer, S., Shields, M. (2014). Maternal gender role attitudes, human capital investment, and labour supply of sons and daughters. Oxford Economic Papers 66(3), 631-659. [LINK]

Cobb-Clark, D., Schurer, S. (2013). Two economists' musings on the stability of locus of controlThe Economic Journal 123(570), F358-F400. [LINK]

Johnston, D., Schurer, S., Shields, M. (2013). Exploring the intergenerational persistence of mental health: Evidence from three generationsJournal of Health Economics 32(6), 1077–1089. [LINK]

Roy, J., Schurer, S. (2013). Getting stuck in the blues: The persistence of depression in Australia. Health Economics 22(9), 1139-1157. [LINK]

Cobb-Clark, D., Schurer, S. (2012). The stability of the Big-Five personality traits. Economics Letters 115(1), 11-15. [LINK]

Jones, A.M., Schurer, S. (2011). How does heterogeneity shape the socioeconomic gradient in health satisfactionJournal of Applied Econometrics 26(4), 549 – 714. [LINK]

Joyce, C. Schurer, S., Scott, A., Humphreys, J., Kalb, G. (2011). Are doctors satisfied with their work? Results from the MABEL longitudinal survey of doctors. Medical Journal of Australia 194(1), 30-33. [LINK]

Scott, A., Schurer, S., Jensen, P., Sivey, P. (2009). The effects of an incentive program on quality of care in diabetes managementHealth Economics 18(9), 1091-1108. [LINK]

Policy papers

Elkins, R., Schurer, S. (2017). Introducing a GP copayment in Australia: Who would carry the cost burden? Health Policy 121(5), 543-552. [LINK]

       -->  In the media: If GPs pass on cost from rebate freeze, poorer, sicker patients will be hardest hit. The Conversation, 31 January 2017 [LINK]

Schurer, S. (2017).  Does education strengthen life skills of adolescents? IZA World of Labor. In press: June 366. doi: 10.15185/izawol.366 [LINK]

Working papers/in preparation for submission 

Kassenboehmer, S., Leung, F. Schurer, S. (2017). University education and noncognitive skill development. 2nd revision resubmitted to Oxford Economic Papers 6 June 2017. [LINK]

Early life health investment and childhood development: Evidence from special care nursery assignment in Australia's Northern Territory (with Kevin Schnepel) 

Bonus skills: Examining the effect of an Australian unconditional cash transfer on child development. LCC Working Paper nr 2017-04 (with Jason Gaitz) [LINK]

Survey response behaviour and cognitive ability. IZA Discussion Paper Nr 8874 (with Sonja Kassenboehmer and Felix Leung) [LINK]

The stability of locus of control over the lifecourse: Evidence from the 1970 British Cohort Study (with Rosemary Elkins). 

The effect of education on later-life skills: Evidence from compulsory schooling laws in Australia (with Sonja Kassenboehmer)

Exploring the link between obesity and economic preferences (with Chiara Pastore and Agnieszka Tymula)

Early signs of exceptional upward mobility and parenting behaviour (with Francisco Azpitarte, Kirsten Hancock and Alex Oo)

Do parenting styles affect the effectiveness of educational investments? Theory and empirical evidence

Child maltreatment and life-time health outcomes: Evidence from the National Child Development Study (with Tara Hariharan)

What are the pathways that link child maltreatment with life-time economic outcomes? (with Kristian Trajkovski)

Other publications

Schurer, S., Yong, J. (2016). Happiness, income, and heterogeneity. Singapore Economic Review 61(3), 1-23. [LINK

Karanasos, M., Schurer, S. (2008). Is the relationship between inflation and its uncertainty linear? German Economic Review 9, 265-286. [LINK]

Karanasos, M., Schurer, S. (2005). Is the reduction in output growth related to its uncertainty? The Case of Italy. WSEAS Transactions in Business and Economics 2(3), 116-122. [LINK]