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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Sonja Kassenboehmer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University. Her research focuses on economic decision-making over the lifecycle and the role of financial stress, mental health, cognitive ability and non-cognitive skills. The analysis of human capital formation, with a particular focus on the role of non-cognitive skills has been her primary research focus for the last 5 years. Her current research projects investigate whether the evolution of non-cognitive skills and their returns are context dependent. We currently do not know much about this, despite a growing literature showing the importance of these skills in determining life’s outcomes and recent trends to teach non-cognitive skills in schools in Australia and the US.

According to IDEAS/RePeC - the largest bibliographic database of economists worldwide - she currently ranks in the top 9% of all economists and top 6% of female economists worldwide.

Her articles can be found in such journals as the Economic JournalIndustrial and Labour Relations ReviewJournal of Banking and FinanceJournal of Economic Behaviour and OrganizationLabour Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Psychology, Economic Record and Education Economics.

 

Sonjas webpage:

www.sonja-kassenboehmer.com

Sonja's complete list of publications:

www.sonja-kassenboehmer.com/publications

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External positions

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

2015 → …

Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn

2015 → …

Keywords

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

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Projects 2015 2016

Research Output 2009 2018

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.

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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

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

Press / Media

Healthy outlook leads to a healthy lifestyle, study suggests

Sonja Kassenboehmer

14/09/1211/11/14

2 media contributions

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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

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