PROF John P Haisken-DeNew

PROF John P Haisken-DeNew


  • Education, Welfare, Migration, Health



  • Prof. Dr. John P. Haisken-DeNew is Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include: education, health, competition policy, applied labour economics, applied micro econometrics, wage structure, migration, welfare and income inequality.

    He has published in many top ranking journals including American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Population Economics, Applied Economics, Labour Economics and Economics Letters.

    His previous administrative positions at the University of Melbourne include Deputy Director of the Melbourne Institute (2 years), PhD Coordinator Melbourne Institute (2 years),  Associate Dean Research (3 years) and Associate Dean Research Training (2 years) for the Faculty of Business and Economics and teaching in to the PhD in Economics graduate program.

    He was previously a fully tenured “Beamter auf Lebenszeit” W3 Professor of Economics and holder of the Chair “Economic Policy: Competition Theory and Policy” at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, from March 2009 to June 2013. He received his doctorate in economics in 1995 at the University of Munich, his MA in Economics at the University of Toronto, Canada in 1988 and his BA Honours in Economics at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 1987.

    He is the author of the panel data package for Stata called “PanelWhiz” ( which supports data retrievals from panel datasets such as the Australian HILDA, LSIC, LSAC, MABEL; the British BHPS, UKUS, ELSA; the American HRS, CPS, PSID; the South African NIDS and the German SOEP.



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Additional Grant Information

  • He held the 2013 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP130103755 "Macro and micro level subjective expectations information and economic behaviour".   


Education and training

  • Dr.oec.publ., Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich 1995
  • M.A, University of Toronto 1988
  • B.A, University of Toronto 1987


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