Esther Mirjam is a Senior Lecturer (Advanced Assistant Professor) at the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to joining UTS she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Lausanne. She holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institut.

Esther Mirjam’s research interests are in labour economics and development economics with a focus on public policies. Her recent and on-going work studies education decisions, labour markets and migration in West Africa. She also worked on parental leave policies and the effect of skills on labour market outcomes in high-income countries. Her research has been published in Labour Economics and the Journal of Comparative Economics, among others.

Esther Mirjam joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2014 and became a Research Fellow in December 2023.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12048
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2020, 48 (2), 385-404
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11586
published as 'Interpersonal, cognitive, and manual skills: How do they shape employment and wages?' in: Labour Economics, 2022, 78, 102235