Sonja de New

Assoc Professor

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Dr Sonja de New (née Kassenboehmer) is an Associate Professor 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.

Her articles can be found in such journals as the Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Industrial and Labour Relations Review, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Research Affiliate, Rheinisch-Westfalisches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research)

2016 → …

Research Fellow, IZA - Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (Institute of Labor Economics)

2015 → …

Research area keywords

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

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