Dr Michael Jetter
Started at UWA: 2015
Dr Michael Jetter is a Senior Lecturer in the Economics Department at the UWA Business School. Having studied in Heidelberg (Germany) and Memphis (US), Michael began working at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellin (Colombia) in 2011. In 2015, he moved to UWA.
He specialises in political economy and public economics topics, specifically in isolating causal effects when it comes to terrorism, civil conflict and war, gender differences and the media. His research explores important questions that go beyond an academic environment, such as ‘does media coverage of terrorism cause terrorism?’ and ‘are gender differences innate or circumstantial?’
Dr Jetter’s research has featured in media outlets across the globe, including The Guardian, Forbes, BBC, the Neue Zuercher Zeitung, NPR (US), The Drum, The Conversation, ABC News, Teleantioquia Global and The Huffington Post.
- BA Economics, University of Memphis, 2007
- PhD Economics, University of Memphis, 2011
- IZA Research Fellow, Bonn, Germany
- CESifo Research Affiliate, Center for Economic Studies, Munich, Germany
Published in the Journal of Public Economics, 2017
Published in the European Economic Review, 2017
Published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015 and 2017
Published in World Development, 2015 and 2018
Media coverage terrorism further violence
Research by Dr Michael Jetter has found that sensationalist media coverage of acts of terrorism results in more such acts being committedRead more
Sensationalism sells but should it?
For Dr Michael Jetter, the opportunity to work at an established research-intensive University was the perfect motivation to move more than 16,000 kilometres across the world.Read more
Why so many tennis players go pro even though few ‘make it’
Tennis players take on a huge risk in deciding to turn pro – the odds of earning a stable income through tennis, let alone vast riches, are vanishingly small. Our research suggests it’s this very riskiness that drives tennis players to turn professional.Read more
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