Stefanie Schurer is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Her research interest is the Economics of Human Development. She has produced some of the first insights on the stability and determinants of personality (non-cognitive skills-soft skills-life skills-character skills) over the lifecourse. Her current research program focuses on the impact of public policy on human development. She is a chief investigator on several linked administrative data projects in Australia. She works with big data to study the consequences of Australia's more recent family, welfare, and medical policies for (Indigenous) children. Her research program is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and Health Economics. She held positions at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Melbourne, and she is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago and a Research Fellow at the IZA Bonn. She held both University of Sydney SOAR and ARC Discovery Early Career fellowships.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11451
Rosemary Elkins, Stefanie Schurer
forthcoming as 'Exploring the role of parental engagement in non-cognitive skill development over the lifecourse' in: Journal of Population Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11450
Stefanie Schurer, Kristian Trajkovski
published in: Labour Economics, 2019, 61, Article 101743
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10538
forthcoming in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2017, 17(2).
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8873
Oxford Economic Papers, 2018, 70(2), 538–562 (new title "University education and non-cognitive skill development"
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