Justin Wolfers is a Professor of Economics and a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He is also a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, co-editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research; a Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn; a Research Affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London; an International Research Fellow with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and a Fellow of the CESifo, in Munich. He was previously a visiting professor at Princeton, an Associate Professor at Wharton, an Assistant Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Dr. Wolfers earned his Ph.D. in economics in 2001 from Harvard University, and was a Fulbright, Knox and Menzies Scholar. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics his native Australia at the University of Sydney in 1994, winning the University Medal.

Wolfers' research focuses on labor economics, macroeconomics, political economy, law and economics, social policy and behavioral economics. Beyond research, he is a columnist for Bloomberg View, a sometime blogger for Freakonomics, and a commentator for public radio's Marketplace program. He is also a popular teacher, with many teaching awards to his name.

He joined IZA as a research fellow in November 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3654
published in: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2008, 1, 1-87
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3624
published in: Journal of Legal Studies, 2008, 37 (s2), S33-S79
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2863
published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010, 125(4), 1859-1887
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2602
published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2007, 21(2), 27-52
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2339
published in: Journal of Monetary Economics, 2007, 54 (s1), 37-55
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2092
published in: Robert Hahn and Paul Tetlock (eds), Information Markets: A New Way of Making Decisions in the Public and Private Sectors, AEI-Brookings Press, 2006
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1996
published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007, 122 (2), 807-829
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1991
published in: Larry Blume and Steven Durlauf (eds), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd ed (London: Palgrave), 2007
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1972
published in: Economic Record, 2006, 82 (258), 325-340