Dr Sonja de New (née Kassenboehmer) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash Business School. Her research focuses on mental health economics and policy evaluation with a particular focus on the mental health of disadvantaged populations.

Her research projects investigate the impact of insecure work and financial stress on decision-making, skills, productivity and life outcomes. She is also working on several projects related to risky behaviours, in particular, the role of economic disadvantage and the evaluation of various policy changes to reduce risky behaviours.

Her articles can be found in such journals as the Economic Journal, Industrial and Labour Relations Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Labour Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Oxford Economic Papers, Economics Letters and Journal of Economic Psychology.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in April 2012 and became a Research Fellow in February 2015.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16653
Francis W. Graham, Sonja C. de New, Suzanne Nielsen, Dennis Petrie
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8873
Oxford Economic Papers, 2018, 70(2), 538–562 (new title "University education and non-cognitive skill development"
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7837
published in: Journal of Banking and Finance, 2016, 73, 113-130
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7794
published in: Education Economics, 2015, 23 (4), 376-395
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6789
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 98, 1-28
  • 1
  • 2