Dr Sarah Dahmann

Dr Sarah C. Dahmann is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research. She is also a Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

Before joining the University of Melbourne, she worked at the University of Sydney, and obtained her PhD in Economics at Free University of Berlin in 2016. Her research fields are education, labor, and health economics. She is primarily interested in the human development of adolescents and young adults, focusing particularly on the formation of human capital, mental health, intergenerational mobility, and socioeconomic disadvantage. In her work she applies microeconometric techniques to large administrative and survey-based data. Her current research focuses on the determinants of skill formation, the economic consequences of childhood disadvantage, the impacts of education and welfare policies, and the importance of mental health and self-control for economic behavior.

Research interests: Intergenerational mobility, social and economic disadvantage, skill formation, and policy evaluation.