Stefanie Schurer is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Her research interest is the Economics of Human Development. Most of her current projects explore the evolution of skills, preferences, and health over the lifecourse and the role that parents and the public sector play in determining these skills. Currently, she is involved in several linked administrative data projects in Australia, evaluating, among others, the impact and cost-effectiveness of early-life medical care and cash/in-kind transfers in strengthening children’s skill development. She is also a University of Sydney SOAR Fellow and an Australian Research Council Early Career Fellow. Previously, she held positions at Victoria University of Wellington and University of Melbourne, and she is a Visiting Scholar at The University of Chicago. She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2012.