Todd Morris

Department of Economics

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    111 Barry Street,
    Carlton VIC 3010

BIOGRAPHY:

Todd Morris is a final-year PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. His research interests are in the fields of Public Economics, Labour Economics and Applied Microeconometrics. Todd is currently on the job market. He is available for interviews at the AEA meetings in Atlanta.

In his job market paper entitled "The Unequal Burden of Retirement Reform: Evidence from Australia", Todd examines the distributional effects of an Australian reform that increased women's eligibility age for Australia's public retirement pension from 60 to 65. Todd's key contribution is showing that these types of reforms, which are occurring widely, can cause meaningful increases in poverty and inequality among older households.

Todd also has two other working papers. The first is a companion paper to Todd's job market paper. In this paper, Todd examines the replicability and robustness of previous estimates of women's labour supply response to the increase in the pension age. The second paper examines the short- and long-term effects on road safety of a novel restriction on young drivers in Australia using linked administrative data on drivers' licences and crashes.

On his website, you can find more information and links to his research.