Dr Justin Wolfers

Dr Justin Wolfers

Dr Justin Wolfers is an assistant professor of economics in the Business and Public Policy Department at the Wharton School. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Research Fellow of the German Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and a Visiting Scholar with the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Justin began his studies at the University of Sydney, completing an economics degree with first class honors and the university medal. He then spent two years at the Reserve Bank of Australia and in 1997 left the Bank to study for his PhD in economics as a Fulbright, Knox and Menzies Scholar and a fellow with the MacArthur Network on Inequality and Social Interactions. In 2002 he was awarded the Milken Institute prize for distinguished economic research.

Professor Wolfers' current research fields are in labor economics, macroeconomics, political economy and behavioral finance. Moreoever, he also consults to a number of corporations and is also a frequent contributor to the public debate, writing in both the Australian and US press. Further details are available from his webpage.

"The Honors program at the University of Sydney gave me a tremendous base to launch a career - and a love for - economics. I have now spent time visiting many economics departments around the world, and the thing that struck me most is how the program at Sydney imbued me with a deep set of intuitions about how the world works. The program is manages to combine rigor with a real-world relevance that is missing elsewhere. Eleven years after I graduated I still feel a deep gratitude to the faculty for a wonderful and very intense learning experience. Moreoever I still count a number of both my fellow students as friends and even collaborators and my former lecturers remain both friends and mentors."