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Michael Jetter

Dr Michael Jetter

Economics (UWA Business School)

Contact details
Economics (UWA Business School)
The University of Western Australia (M251)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2498
+61 8 6488 1016
Room 115, Business School building, Perth campus
Being originally from Stuttgart (Germany), I received my PhD from the University of Memphis (USA) in 2011. After that, I worked at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellin (Colombia) for almost 4 years, first as an Assistant Professor and then as a Full Professor. Although I enjoy working in several fields of research in economics, the majority of my work has focused on Political Economy and Public Economics topics. Specifically, I have done research in the areas of corruption, terrorism, and gender differences.
Key research
Political Economy (corruption, conflicts, terrorism)
Public Economics
"The Gender Pay Gap Beyond Human Capital: Heterogeneity in Noncognitive Skills and
in Labor Market Tastes," with Wayne Grove and Andrew J.Hussey. 2011. Journal of
Human Resources, Vol. 46, No. 4, Pages 827 – 874

"Game, set, and match: Do women and men perform differently in competitive situations?"
with Jay K. Walker. Forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

"Want export diversification? Educate the kids first," with Andrés Ramírez Hassan. Forthcoming in the Economic Inquiry.

"The effect of democracy on corruption: Income is key," with Alejandra Montoya Agudelo
and Andrés Ramírez Hassan. Forthcoming in World Development.

"Volatility and Growth: Governments are Key." European Journal of Political Economy,
Vol. 36, December 2014, Pages 71 – 88.

"Trade openness and bigger governments: The role of country size revisited," with Christopher
F. Parmeter. European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 37, March 2015, Pages
49 – 63

"UN Interventions: The Role of Geography," with Juan C. Duque and Santiago Sosa.
Review of International Organizations, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Pages 67 – 95.

"The effects of wage volatility on growth," with Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy and William T.
Smith. Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 37, September 2013, Pages 93 – 109

"Liberalization and tax amnesty in a developing economy," with Pinaki Bose. 2012.
Economic Modelling, Vol. 29, Issue 3, Pages 761 – 765
Funding received
BHP Billiton Distinguished Research Award (AUD 25,000)
Ahern Family Early Career Researcher Portfolio Prize (AUD 2,500)
Start-up research grant UWA (AUD 10,000)
Research Grant Universidad EAFIT (USD 50,000)
Grant Universidad EAFIT to develop research with students (USD 1,800)

Research Grant Universidad EAFIT (USD 35,000)
Research Grant Colciencias (Colombian Ministry for Science, USD 7,500)
Grant Universidad EAFIT to develop research with students (USD 2,000)

Travel Grant Universidad EAFIT (USD 3,000)

Travel Grant Universidad EAFIT (USD 3,000)

Travel Grant Universidad EAFIT (USD 2,000)
English, German, Spanish, some French
Honours and awards
Best Paper 3rd Global Accounting, Finance and Economics Conference (Melbourne, co-author presented paper "The roots of export diversification")

Recipient of the Outstanding Economics Graduate Student Award (University of Memphis)
1st Place (Business) at the 23rd Annual Student Research Forum (University of Memphis)

Barbara Tuckman Memorial Fellowship (USD 4,500)
Previous positions
Full Professor, Universidad EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia), 2012-2014
Assistant Professor, Universidad EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia), 2011-2012
Public Economics
Economic Growth & Development
Intro to Macroeconomics
Intro to Microeconomics
Current external positions
IZA Research Fellow (since 2013)
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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