[25] Edwards, R., Gibson, R., Harmon, C., Schurer, S. (2022). First in their families at university: Can non-cognitive skills compensate for social origin? Economics of Education Review. Conditionally Accepted. IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 13721 [CURRENT].

[24] Doyle, M.A., Schurer, S., Silburn, S. (2022). Unintended consequences of welfare reform: evidence from birth outcomes of Aboriginal Australians. Journal of Health Economics. Volume 84, July 2022, 102618. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2022.102618. 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

[23] Butterworth, P., Schurer, S., Trong-Ahn, T., Vera-Toscano. E., Wooden, M. (2022). The effect of lockdowns on mental health: evidence from a natural experiment analysing an Australian longitudinal probability sample survey. The Lancet (Public Health). Volume 7, Issue 5, May 2022, Pages e427-e436. [Pre-print] .

[22] Moreno-Betancur, M., Lynch, J.W., Pilkington, R. M. , Schuch, H.S., Gialamas, A., Sawyer, M.G., Chittleborough, C.R., Schurer, S., Gurrin, L.C. (2022). Emulating a target trial of intensive nurse home-visiting in the policy-relevant population using linked administrative data. International Journal of Epidemiology. 18 May, .

[21] Cobb-Clark, D., Kettlewell, N., Schurer, S., Silburn, S. (2021).The effect of quarantining welfare on school attendance in Indigenous communities. Journal of Human Resources Published online before print September 9, 2021, doi: 10.3368/jhr.1218-9909R2 [Revised version].

[20] Kassenboehmer, S., Schurer, S. (2021). Survey item-response behavior as an imperfect proxy for unobserved ability: Theory and application. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. Accepted author version posted online: 29 Nov 2021, Published online: 28 Jan 2022. [Revised version]

[19] Atalay, K., Edwards, R., Schurer, S., Ubilava, D. (2021). Lives saved from economic downturn: Evidence from Australia. Health Economics. Summary on and The Conversation.

[18] Kassenboehmer, S. C., Schurer, S., Sulzmaier, D. (2021). Gender differences in the lifecycle benefits of compulsory schooling policies. European Economic Review 140, November 2021, 103910 [Revised version].

[17] Gensowski, M., Gørtz, M., Schurer, S. (2021). Inequality in Personality over the Life Cycle. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Volume 184, April 2021, Pages 46-77 [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 UK; PS Magazine; Campus Review; Times Higher Education; The University of Sydney News; Science Daily.

[13] Fletcher, J., Schurer, S. (2017). Origins of adulthood personality: The role of adverse childhood experiences. BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 17(2).

[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] Schurer, S., Kadir Atalay, Nick Glozier, Esperanza Vera-Toscano, Mark Wooden 2022. Zero-COVID Policies: Melbourne’s 111-Day Hard Lockdown Experiment Harmed Mostly Mothers. medRxiv. February 02, 2022. doi: Revision resubmitted Nature (Human Behaviour) 21 July 2022.

[2] Nejad, M., Schurer, S. (2021). Cognitive and non-cognitive abilities of immigrants: New perspectives on migrant quality from a selective immigration country. IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 12700. 2nd revision resubmitted Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 20 July 2022.

[3] Pastore, C., Schurer, S., Tymula, A., Fuller, N., Caterson, I. (2021). Economic preferences and obesity: Evidence from a clinical lab-in-field study. IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 13915 . Revision requested Health Economics (2 November 2021). [CURRENT].

[4] de Gendre, A. Lynch, J., Meunier, A., Pilkington, R., Schurer, S. (2021). Child Health and Parental Responses to an Unconditional Cash Transfer at Birth. Being revised [CURRENT]. (A previous version was circulated as: 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).

[5] de Gendre, A., Schurer, S., Zhang, A. (2021). Two decades of welfare reforms in Australia How did they affect single mothers and their children? IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 14752 (27 September 2021). Being revised. [Current Version].


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

[8] 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]

[9] 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.

[10] 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]