Justin Wolfers

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Justin Wolfers
Born 1972 (age 41–42)[1]
Papua New Guinea[1]
Nationality Australian
Institution The Brookings Institution
University of Michigan
Alma mater University of Sydney
Harvard University
Website http://users.nber.org/~jwolfers/
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Justin James Michael Wolfers (born 1972) is an Australian economist and public policy scholar. He is professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan.

Wolfers moved to the University of Michigan as professor of economics and public policy beginning in fall 2012 with his partner, fellow economist Betsey Stevenson.[2]

Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Wolfers was associate professor of business and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a contributor to the New York Times (where he writes for The Upshot blog) and the Wall Street Journal and an editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Wolfers' research has explored the economics of sports, sports betting, prediction markets and the family. In 2007, he was named in David Leonhardt's New York Times column as one of 13 young economists who were the future of economics.[3]

Wolfers holds a Ph.D. in Economics (1997–2001) and an A.M in Economics (2000), both from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Economics (First class honors and University medal; Majors in economics, law and computer science) from the University of Sydney (1991–1994). Justin attended James Ruse Agricultural High School (1985-1990). [1].

Wolfers and Stevenson have one daughter, Matilda, and another baby.[2] They have publicly discussed many times being in a Shared Earning/Shared Parenting relationship.

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  1. ^ a b Bowmaker, Simon W. (2012). The Art and Practice of Economics Research. doi:10.4337/9781849808477. ISBN 9781849808477.  edit
  2. ^ a b Peter Monaghan, Much-Watched Couple in Economics Lands at U. of Michigan (July 30, 2012). Chronicle of Higher Education.
  3. ^ Leonhardt, David (2007-01-10). "The future of economics isn't so dismal". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 

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