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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Sonja de New (née Kassenboehmer) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash Business School. Her research focuses on mental health economics and policy evaluation with a particular focus on the mental health of disadvantaged populations.

Her research projects investigate the impact of insecure work and financial stress on decision-making, skills, productivity and life outcomes. She is also working on several projects related to risky behaviours, in particular, the role of economic disadvantage and the evaluation of various policy changes to reduce risky behaviours.

Some of her current projects seek to understand which factors led to the increasing number of opioid deaths in Australia and how to stop this trend. Her work rigorously evaluates in a causal manner both intended and unintended effects of recent supply-and demand-side interventions to suggest new policies to curb the high rates of opioid use disorder and associated deaths.

Understanding which active policies are effective and ineffective will ultimately help policymakers reduce government expenditure and societal costs and assist medical personnel and frontline responders to save lives.

She currently ranks in the top 10% of all economists and top 6% of female economists worldwide (based on the internationally renowned Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) project, which uses the RePEc bibliographical database to rank individuals based on quantity and quality of publications measured by journal impact factors, citations and downloads).

My articles can be found in such journals as the Economic Journal, Industrial and Labour Relations Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Labour Economics and Journal of Human Capital.

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External positions

Research Affiliate, Rheinisch-Westfalisches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung

2016 → …

Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course

2015 → …

Research Fellow, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (Institute for the Study of Labor)

2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Labour Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Non-cognitive skills

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Projects

Research Output

Structural stigma and sexual orientation disparities in healthcare use: evidence from Australian Census-linked-administrative data

Saxby, K., de New, S. C. & Petrie, D., Jun 2020, In : Social Science and Medicine. 255, 11 p., 113027.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

University education and non-cognitive skill development

Kassenboehmer, S. C., Leyung, F. & Schurer, S., 1 Apr 2018, In : Oxford Economic Papers. 70, 2, p. 538-562 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Getting weighed down: the effect of childhood obesity on the development of socioemotional skills

Black, N. & Kassenboehmer, S. C., 1 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Human Capital. 11, 2, p. 263-295 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Re-employment expectations and realisations: prediction errors and behavioural responses

Kassenboehmer, S. C. & Schatz, S., Jan 2017, In : Labour Economics. 44, p. 161-176 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The stability of personality traits in adolescence and young adulthood

Elkins, R. K., Kassenboehmer, S. C. & Schurer, S., Jun 2017, In : Journal of Economic Psychology. 60, p. 37-52 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

Prizes

Award for the highest mark in the Diplom (Masters) in Economics

de New, Sonja (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

CSIRO Fellowship

de New, Sonja (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

DAAD Research Grant

de New, Sonja (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Other distinction

Press / Media

Healthy outlook leads to a healthy lifestyle, study suggests

Sonja Kassenboehmer

14/09/1211/11/14

2 Media contributions

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Jobless picture not as bad as it appears

Sonja Kassenboehmer

14/08/14

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Message to jobless: it's not as bad as you think

Sonja Kassenboehmer

11/08/14

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Being unemployed isn't as bad as you think

Sonja Kassenboehmer

10/08/14

2 Media contributions

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Playing this numbers game can help the jobless

Sonja Kassenboehmer

10/08/14

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment