Personal profile


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

Michael joined Monash University in 2011.

His research is in the areas of applied health, labour and public economics. He has worked on a range of topics including life satisfaction, child health and development, 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 socio-economic determinants and dynamics of health and happiness. 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.


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

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 2006 2017

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

Johnston, D. W., Shields, M. A. & Suziedelyte, A. Feb 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : The Economic Journal. 35 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Editors' Introduction

Jones, A., O'Donnell, O., Scott, A. & Shields, M. 1 Sep 2016 In : Health Economics. 25, 9, p. 1055 1 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewEditorial