[17] Gensowski, M., Gørtz, M., Schurer, S. (2021). Inequality in Personality over the Life Cycle. IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 13378, Bonn. Accepted for publication Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (18 Jan 2021). [LINK]

[16] Elkins, R., Schurer, S. (2020). Exploring the role of parental engagement in non-cognitive skill development over the lifecourse. Journal of Population Economics
 33(3), 957-1004.

[15] Schurer, S., Trajkovski, K., Hariharan, T. (2019). Understanding the mechanisms through which adverse childhood experiences affect lifetime economic outcomes. Labour Economics 61, December, 101743. 

[14] Kassenboehmer, S., Leung, F. Schurer, S. (2018). University education and non-cognitive skill development. Oxford Economic Papers, 70(2), 538–562. 
Covered by: The Australian, Daily Mail UKPS Magazine; Campus ReviewTimes Higher EducationThe University of Sydney NewsScience Daily.

[13] Fletcher, J., Schurer, S. (2017). Origins of adulthood personality: The role of adverse childhood experiences. BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 17(

[12] Elkins, R., Kassenboehmer, Schurer, S. (2017). The stability of personality traits during adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Economic Psychology
60, 37-52

[11] Schurer, S. (2017). Does education strengthen life skills of adolescents? IZA World of Labor.
June 366.

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

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

[8] 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. 

[7] 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 A, 177(4), 783-806. 

[6] 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.

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

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

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

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

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


[1] Kassenboehmer, S., Schurer, S. (2020). Survey item-response behavior as an imperfect proxy for unobserved ability: Theory and application. IZA Discussion Paper Nr 11449. Revision requested from the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics on 15 November 2019. Currently revising, please contact me for an updated version.

[2] Kassenboehmer, S. C., Schurer, S., Sulzmaier, D. (2020). Gender differences in the lifecycle benefits of compulsory schooling policies. Life Course Centre Working Paper Nr 2019-16. 2nd revision requested European Economic Review (26 Nov 2020) [LINK].

[3] Cobb-Clark, D., Kettlewell, N., Schurer, S., Silburn, S. (2020) The effect of quarantining welfare on school attendance in Indigenous communities. IZA Discussion Paper Nr 11514. 2nd revision requested by the Journal of Human Resources (16 January 2021) [LINK].

[4] Atalay, K., Edwards, R., Schurer, S., Ubilava, D. (2020). Lives saved from economic downturn: Evidence from Australia. IZA Discussion Paper 13742 [LINK]. Revision requested Health Economics (21 Dec 2020). Summary on and The Conversation.

[5] Doyle, M.A., Schurer, S., Silburn, S. (2020). Unintended consequences of welfare reform: evidence from birth outcomes of Aboriginal Australians. IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 13547. IZA Bonn. Under review (Dec 2020) [LINK].

EALE 2019 Best Poster Award (September 2019, Uppsala). In the media: ABC TV (News, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane), ABC News Online and ABC Radio (National, NewsRadio, triple j, Perth, Sydney), AAP News Corp Australia’s, Daily Mail Australia and Yahoo!7; The Wire; The Guardian, NITV; NT News, 8HA Alice Springs, 2MCE Orange and 4K1G Townsville, CAAMA Radio, 2MCE Orange, Koori Mail

[6] Edwards, R., Gibson, R., Harmon, C., Schurer, S. (2020). First in their families at university: Can non-cognitive skills compensate for social origin?  IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 13721 [LINK]. Under review (Oct 2020).

[7] Pastore, C., Schurer, S., Tymula, A., Fuller, N., Caterson, I. (2020). Economic preferences and obesity: Evidence from a clinical lab-in-field study. IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 13915 . Under review (Dec 2020).


[9] Nejad, M., Schurer, S. (2020). Cognitive and non-cognitive abilities of immigrants: New perspectives on migrant quality from a selective immigration country. IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 12700. Currently revising.

[10] de Gendre, A. Lynch, J., Meunier, A., Pilkington, R., Schurer, S. (2020). Baby bonuses and early-life health outcomes: Using a regression discontinuity approach to evaluate the causal impact of an unconditional cash transfer.  IZA Discussion Paper Nr 12230. [LINK]

[11] Guthridge, S., Schnepel. K., Schurer, S., Taylor, S. (2020). The price is right: do alcohol floor prices reduce alcohol abuse and improve birth outcomes?

[12] Guthridge, S., Schnepel, K., Schurer, S. (2019). Early life health investment and childhood development: Evidence from special care nursery assignment in Australia's Northern Territory. [Draft available, we are currently waiting for a new wave of data]

[13] Gaitz, S., Schurer, S. (2017). Bonus skills: Examining the effect of an Australian unconditional cash transfer on child development. IZA Discussion Paper Nr 10525, IZA Bonn.

[14] Guthridge, S., Ruan, S., Schurer, S., Wright, A. C. (2020). 
Does out-of-home care lead to better education and less crime? Evidence from the Northern Territory Children and Youth Development Research Partnership


The following four book chapters are all part of a Research-to-Practice which we have written to complete an NHMRC Partnership Project in the Northern Territory (NHMRC Partnership Project 2014-2017): Silburn S, Guthridge S, McKenzie J, Su J-Y, He V, Haste S (Eds.) Early Pathways to School Learning: Lessons from the NT Data Linkage Study. Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research. The full monograph is available here: [LINK

[4] Schurer, S., Nutton, G., McKenzie, J., Su, J., Silburn, S. (2018). Preschool participation, school attendance and academic achievement. Early Pathways to School Learning Lessons from the NT data linkage study, (pp. 111-128).

In the media: this book chapter was covered in several national and NT-based newspaper articles, including The Australian (25 September 2018), The Sector (27 Sep 2018); The Educator Online (27 Sep 2018).

[3] Su, J., Silburn, S., Schurer, S., Guthridge, S., He, V., McKenzie, J. (2018). Early life health and development. Early Pathways to School Learning Lessons from the NT data linkage study, (pp. 29-61).

[2] He, V., Su, J., McKenzie, J., Schurer, S. (2018). School attendance. Early Pathways to School Learning Lessons from the NT data linkage study, (pp. 91-109).

[1] Silburn, S., Guthridge, S., Midford, R., Brimblecombe, J., Walter, M., Bodkin-Andrews, G., Schurer, S., Shaw, P. (2018). The NT Data Linkage Study. Early Pathways to School Learning Lessons from the NT data linkage study, (pp. 1-9).


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

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

[6] 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.

[5] Schurer, S., Yong, J. (2016). Happiness, income, and heterogeneity. Singapore Economic Review 61(3), 1-23. By invitation for special issue in memory and honor of Prof. Ezra J. Mishan, Guest editor: Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University. 

[4] 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.

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

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

[1] Fertig, M., Schurer, S. (2007).  Labour market outcomes of immigrants in Germany: The importance of heterogeneity and attrition bias. IZA Discussion Paper Nr 2915. IZA Bonn.


[5] Atalay, K., Edwards, R., Schurer, S., Ubilava, D. (2020). Lives saved during economic downturns: Evidence from Australia. Vox.EU, 2 November 2020 [LINK]

[4] Atalay, K., Edwards, R., Schurer, S., Ubilava, D. (2020). So you think economic downturns cost lives? Our findings show they don’t. The Conversation, 25 November 2020 [LINK]

[3] Schurer, S. (2019). We need new education spending priorities to build the skills of the future. OECD Economic Forum 2019/Forum Network, 21 May 2019 [LINK]

[2] Elkins, R., Schurer, S. (2017). If GPs pass on cost from rebate freeze, poorer, sicker patients will be hardest hit. The Conversation, 31 January 2017 [LINK]

[1] Elkins, R., Schurer, S. (2017). FactCheck: are bulk-billing rates falling, or at record levels? The Conversation, 10 February 2017 [LINK]