Michael Shields is a Professor at the Centre for Health Economics. He joined Monash Business School in 2011.

His research is in the areas of applied health, labour and public economics.

Michael has worked on a range of topics including life satisfaction, child health and development, mental illness, substance abuse, measuring health status, intra-household allocation, labour market discrimination, nursing labour markets and immigration.

He has a particular interest in the socio-economic determinants and dynamics of health and happiness.

His research has been published in leading international journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, the American Economic Journal: Applied, the Economic Journal, and Demography.