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. 1949
published in: Stanford Law Review, 2005, 58(3), 791-845
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1944
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2006, 4 (2-3), 531-541
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1916
published in: Australian Economic Review, 2006, 39 (2), 176-184
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1899
published in: NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics, 2005, 11 - 50