Jenny Williams is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests lie broadly within the area of applied microeconomics with a focus on (risky) behaviour of youth.
The common theme in her research is empirically investigating the ways in which decisions and circumstances faced in youth impact on success in later life. She has applied this perspective to study the causes and consequences of delinquent and criminal behaviour, the determinants of substance use (including government policies), the impact of substance use on mental health, education, and labour market outcomes, as well as the determinants of child health, and fertility related decisions of young women.
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Hazardous or Not? Early Cannabis Use, and the School to Work Transition of Young Men
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Estimating Peer Effects on Career Choice: A Spatial Multinomial Logit Approach
Bolun Li, Robin Sickles, Jenny Williams
Journal article | 2020 | Advances in Econometrics
Peers and friends are among the most influential social forces affecting adolescent behavior. In this chapter, the authors investi..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Outstanding Lecturer B Award, Faculty of Economics and Commerce
Prize awarded for best paper in 2001 Economic Record
Doctor of Philosophy
Masters of Economics
Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
The Australian National University