Associate Professor David Johnston
Position: Senior Research Fellow
Phone: 9905 8155
Profile: David joined the Centre for Health Economics in February 2011. Prior to this appointment he held Lecturer (2009) and Senior Lecturer (2010) positions in the School of Economics and Finance - Queensland University of Technology, and before that held a year-long research fellow position in the Department of Economics - University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Melbourne in 2007. David's research lies in the broad areas of health economics, labour economics, and microeconometrics, but he has a particular interest in the economics of child development, and in the relationship between health and socioeconomic status.
Home Page: https://sites.google.com/site/davewjohnston/
Recent Journal Articles:
Johnston D & Lee W (2012). Extra Status and Extra Stress: Are Promotions Good for Us? Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Forthcoming.
Johnston D & Lordan G (2012). Discrimination makes me Sick! An Examination of the Discrimination-Health Relationship. Journal of Health Economics, 31, pp. 99-111.
Johnston D & Lee W (2012). Climbing the Job Ladder: New Evidence of Gender Inequity. Industrial Relations. 51, pp. 129-151.
Johnston D, Nicholls M & Shields M (2012). Adverse birth factors predict cognitive ability, but not hand preference. Neuropsychology, Forthcoming.
Foster G, Frijters P, Johnston D (2012). The triumph of hope over disappointment: A note on the utility value of good health expectations. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33:206-214.
Frijters P, Johnston D & Shields M (2012). The Optimality of Tax Transfers: What does Life Satisfaction Data Tell Us? Journal of Happiness Studies, Forthcoming.
Johnston D & Lee W (2011). Explaining the Black-White Obesity Gap: A Decomposition Analysis of Proximal Causes. Demography, 48, pp. 1429-1450.
Frijters P, Johnston D & Shields M (2011). Happiness dynamics with quarterly events data. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 113, pp. 190-211.
Johnston D (2010). Physical Appearance and Wages: Do Blondes Have More Fun? Economics Letters, 108, pp. 10-13.
Johnston D, Propper C & Shields M. (2009). Comparing subjective and objective health measures: Implications from hypertension for the estimated income/health gradient. Journal of Health Economics, 28, pp. 540-552.
Frijters P, Johnston D, Shah M & Shields M (2009). To work or not to work? Child development and maternal labour supply. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1, pp. 97-110.
Johnston D & Lee W (2009). Retiring to the Good Life? The Short-Term Effects of Retirement on Health. Economics Letters, 103, pp. 8-11.
Johnston D, Nicholls M, Shah M &Shields M (2009). Nature's experiment? Handedness and early childhood development. Demography, 46, pp. 281-301.