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 Discussion Paper No. 11204
forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10151
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2017, 141: 164-176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9669
published in: European Economic Review, 2017
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9447
Julia Debski, Michael Jetter
revised version with Saskia Moesle and David Stadelmann published in the European Journal of Political Economy in 2018