Michael Jetter

Research Fellow

University of Western Australia

Michael works at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Being originally from Germany, he received both his B.A. (2007) and his Ph.D. (2011) in Economics from the University of Memphis (USA). From 2011 to 2015, he worked at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia, first as an Assistant Professor and then as a Full Professor.

Michael's research interests are mostly related to Political Economy, Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Media Economics. His current projects focus on the drivers of terrorism and armed conflict, as well as issues related to the power of the media and gender differences in competitiveness and preferences.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2013.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15311
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2024, 170
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14069
Michael Jetter, Kieran Stockley
published online as 'Gender match and negotiation: evidence from angel investment on Shark Tank' in: Empirical Economics, 12 September 2022
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13834
Juan P. Aparicio, Michael Jetter
published as 'Captivating news: Media attention and FARC kidnappings' in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2022, 202, 69-81
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13724
revised version published online as 'Community Size and Electoral Preferences: Evidence From Post-Second World War Baden-Württemberg' in: British Journal of Political Science, 15 December 2023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13511
published as 'Post-Cold War civil conflict and the role of history and religion: A stochastic search variable selection approach' in: Economic Modelling, 2022, 114, 105907
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13054
Michael Jetter, Leandro Magnusson, Sebastian Roth
published in: European Economic Review, 2020, 128, 103512