Deborah Cobb-Clark is Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney. She is Program Coordinator of IZA’s research area in Gender and Family Economics; a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course; and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Professor Cobb-Clark earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan (1990). Prior to joining the University of Sydney, she was the Ronald Henderson Professor and Director of the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne. She has also held positions at the US Labor Department, Illinois State University, and the Australian National University where she was the founding director of The Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research (SPEAR) Centre.

Her research agenda centres on the effect of social policy on labour market outcomes including immigration, sexual and racial harassment, health, old-age support, education and youth transitions. She has published more than four dozen academic articles in leading international journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Labour Economics. She is a former co-editor of the Journal of Population Economics.

Professor Cobb-Clark joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2000.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12893
Melisa Bubonya, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
forthcoming in: Economics of Education Review
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12285
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11891
Melisa Bubonya, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Daniel Christensen, Sarah E. Johnson, Stephen R. Zubrick
published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16 (4), 537, doi:10.3390/ijerph1604053
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11800
forthcoming in IZA Journal of Labor Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10653
published in: Economics & Human Biology, 2019, 35, 96-106
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10406
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10386
published in: S. L. Averett, L. M. Argys and S. D. Hoffman (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy, Oxford, 2018 (http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190628963.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190628963-e-15)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9879
published in: Labour Economics, 2017, 46, 150-165. doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2017.05.001
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9686
published in: Journal of Population Economics, First Online: 17 May 2018 (https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-018-0703-2)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9600
substantially revised version published as 'Locus of Control and Internal Migration' in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2019, 79, 1-19.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9535
Published in Journal of Population Economics 2017 30(4): 1093–1134
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9250
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2017, 30 (3), 893-924
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8678
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 4:3, 19 February 2015, doi:10.1186/s40172-014-0017-x.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8588
Published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 6:6. doi:10.1186/s40172-017-0056-1
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8495
published in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2016, 91, 57-72.
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. 7551
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Nikhil Jha
(Published in Australian Economic Review (2016) Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 251 – 271)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6789
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 98, 1-28
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6376
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2014, 27 (2), 447-471
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6150
published in: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 2012, 643 (1), 18-45
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6042
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2014, 12 (2), 327-358
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5943
published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 115 (1), 11-15
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5831
published in: Journal of Legal Studies, 2014, 43(2), 323-357
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5750
published in: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2012, 30 (1), 49-62
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5630
published in: The Economic Journal, 2013, 123 (570), F358-F400
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5093
published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 21, 59-73
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4985
published in: Economic Record, 2012, 88 (283), D 554-575
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4750
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, 97(1), 88-103, Supplementary Appendix available
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4618
Published as “Financial Stress, Family Conflict, and Australian Youths’ Transitions from Home and School” in Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 11(4), December (2012), pp. 469 – 490.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4481
pubished in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2011, 57 (3), 536 - 560
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4464
published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2011, 41 (1), 214-226
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4289
published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (1), 1-13
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4095
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012, 114 (3), 729–755
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3904
published as 'Welfare Receipt and the Intergenerational Transmission of Work-Welfare Norms' in: Southern Economics Journal, 2015, 82 (1), 208–234
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3874
published as "Return migration and the age profile of retirement among immigrants" in: IZA Journal of Migration 2013, 2:20
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3828
published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2010, 40 (6), 517-529
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3309
published in: Australian Economic Review, 41(2),2008, 160-176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3304
published in: Economic Record, 2009, 85(268), 46-59
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2772
published in: Economic Inquiry, 2011, 11 (4), 989-1007
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2647
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2009, 30 (5), 782-792
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2449
published in: Economic Record, 2009, 85(269), 146-163
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1948
published in: Social Science Quarterly, 2006, 87 (5), 1344-1363
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1773
published in: Economic Record, 2008, 84(267), 466-485
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1636
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2009, 22 (3), 713-738
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1624
published in: Review of the Economics of the Household, 2007, 5 (1), 59-82
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1380
published in: D.A. Cobb-Clark and S. Khoo (eds.), Public Policy and Immigrant Settlement, Edward Elgar 2006
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1150
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2006, 41 (4), 841-868
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1149
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008, 66(3-4), 529-557
IZA Discussion Paper No. 864
published in: Economic Record, 2006, 82 (259), 428-444
IZA Discussion Paper No. 674
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2006, 51 (1), 17-42
IZA Discussion Paper No. 628
Robert Breunig, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Yvonne Dunlop, Marion Terrill
published in: Economic Record, 2003, 79 (244), 84-102
IZA Discussion Paper No. 620
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 655-681
IZA Discussion Paper No. 619
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2004, 57(3), 443-461
IZA Discussion Paper No. 575
published in: Host Societies and the Reception of Immigrants, Jeffrey G. Reitz (ed.), San Diego: Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 2003, 327-359
IZA Discussion Paper No. 379
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2006, 61 (1), 55-80
IZA Discussion Paper No. 363
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2003, 38 (1), 192-218
IZA Discussion Paper No. 293
published in: Labour Economics, 2004, 11 (3), 373-393
IZA Discussion Paper No. 290
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2005, 18 (4), 663–690
IZA Discussion Paper No. 289
published as 'Do coresidency and financial transfers from the children reduce the need for elderly parents to works in developing countries?' in : Journal of Population Economics, 2008, 21(4), 1007-1033
IZA Discussion Paper No. 288
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2001, 20, 339-372
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