Dr Juergen Meinecke


Research School of Economics

Phone number
+61 2 612 56184
Room 1022, HW Arndt Bld (25A)
Research areas

 Econometrics; Microeconometrics; Labour economics; Computational economics; Econometric theory; Health economics.


Juergen Meinecke is a Senior Lecturer of Economics. Juergen’s research is focused around structural and nonparametric estimation, partial identification, and dynamic programming with applications in labour, education, and health economics. For example, in health economics, Juergen has studied whether quality report cards for hospitals are necessarily a good idea, or if they have any unintended negative consequences. In education economics, Juergen makes contributions to the large literature on the returns to schooling. Juergen’s research has been published in a number of top-ranked journals including Econometric TheoryEuropean Economic ReviewHealth Economics, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

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Research publications


  • “The Labour Market Return to Academic Fraud”, (joint with A. Mavisakalyan), European Economic Review, Vol. 82, 212-230, 2016
  • Can hospital waiting times be reduced by being published“, (with Y. Chen and P. Sivey), Health Economics, forthcoming [received Best Early Career Research Prize at the 2013 Australian Health Economics Society annual conference]
  • Partial Identification and Bound Estimation of the Average Treatment Effect of Education on Earnings for South Africa”, (with M. Mariotti), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 77, no.2, 2015
  • Do Health Care Report Cards Cause Providers to Select Patients and Raise Quality of Care?”, (with Y. Chen), Health Economics, Vol. 21 Suppl 1:33-55, 2012
  • New Technologies in Higher Education: Lower Attendance and Worse Learning Out- comes”, (with P. Gomis Porqueras and J. Rodrigues Neto), Agenda: A Journal of Policy Anal- ysis and Reform, Vol. 18, no.1, 2011
  • Time Invariant Regressor in Nonlinear Panel Model with Fixed Effect”, (with Jinyong Hahn), Econometric Theory, Vol. 21, no.2, 2005

Working Papers

  • The Labour Market Return to Academic Fraud”, (with A. Mavisakalyan), R&R
  • “Finite Mixture Estimation of Latent Probability Models”
  • “Nonparametric Bounds on the Average Return to Education”
  • “Bounds on the Return to Education in Australia using Ability Bias”

Book Chapters

  • Student Choice between VET and University”, (with Y. Chen) in Structures in tertiary education and training: a kaleidoscope or just fragments? Research Readings. Published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), May 2013.