Michael Shields

Professor

20062020
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Biography

Michael Shields is a Professor at the Centre for Health Economics.

His research is in the areas of applied health and labour economics. He has worked on a wide range of topics including life satisfaction, socioeconomic inequalities in health, mental illness, substance abuse, measuring health status, intra-household allocation, labour market discrimination, nursing labour markets and immigration.

He has a particular interest in the socioeconomic determinants and dynamics of health and happiness, and some of his current research is looking at the economic and social origins, and distribution of psychological resilience, and the causes and consequences of loneliness and social isolation.

He recently held an ARC Future Fellowship, and his research has been published in leading international journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, the American Economic Journal: Applied, the Economic Journal, and Demography.

 

Most cited paper:

Clark. A., Frijters, P. and Shields, MA. (2008). Relative income, happiness and utility: An explanation for the Easterlin Paradox and other puzzles. Journal of Economic Literature, XLVI, 95-144.

 

 

Keywords

  • Health Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Economics of Happiness
  • Applied Econometrics

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 2006 2019

The effect of school sports facilities on physical activity, health and socioeconomic status in adulthood

Black, N., Johnston, D. W., Propper, C. & Shields, M. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Social Science and Medicine. 220, p. 120-128 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Mental health and the response to financial incentives: evidence from a survey incentives experiment

Kung, C. S. J., Johnston, D. W. & Shields, M. A., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Health Economics. 62, p. 84-94 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Victimisation, wellbeing and compensation: using panel data to estimate the costs of violent crime

Johnston, D. W., Shields, M. A. & Suziedelyte, A., Jun 2018, In : The Economic Journal. 128, 611, p. 1545-1569 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Who provides inconsistent reports of their health status? The importance of age, cognitive ability and socioeconomic status

Black, N., Johnston, D. W., Shields, M. A. & Suziedelyte, A., 1 Oct 2017, In : Social Science and Medicine. 191, p. 9-18 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Assaults, murders and walkers: The impact of violent crime on physical activity

Janke, K., Propper, C. & Shields, M. A., 1 May 2016, In : Journal of Health Economics. 47, p. 34-49 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review