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 determinants of terrorism and armed conflict, as well as issues related to economic development (e.g., corruption and inequality) and gender differences in competitiveness and preferences.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2013.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12318
Rafat Mahmood, Michael Jetter
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11204
forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10708
published as 'The inadvertent consequences of al-Qaeda news coverage' in: European Economic Review, 2019, 119, 391-410
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10151
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2017, 141: 164-176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10015
Michael Jetter, Sabine Laudage, David Stadelmann
published in: Social Science Quarterly, 2019, 100 (4), 1387 - 1403