Etla Economic Research and Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Finland
IZA World of Labor role
Research Director, Etla Economic Research, Finland; Professor of Economics, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Finland
Personnel economics, gender, wage dynamics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member of a group of researchers appointed by the Ministry of Employment and Economic Affairs to consider ways to improve the employment rate (2019–2023); Member of two governmental work groups related to restructuring in the labour market (2011–2013, 2015)
Chief Research Scientist, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (2009–2019); Researcher, Helsinki School of Economics and The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (2008)
PhD Economics, Aalto University(formerly Helsinki School of Economics), 2007
“Bonuses and promotion tournaments: Theory and evidence.” Economic Journal 129:622 (2019): 2342–2389 (with E. Ekinci and M. Waldman).
“An 'opposing responses' test of classic versus market‐based promotion tournaments.” Journal of Labor Economics 34:3 (2016): 747–779 (with J. DeVaro).
“Promotion signaling, gender, and turnover: New theory and evidence.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 216 (2016): 140–166 (with H. Cassidy and J. DeVaro).
“Gender differences in careers.” Annals of Economics and Statistics 117/118 (2015): 61–88 (with S. Napari).
“Teams, performance-related pay and productive efficiency: Evidence from a food-processing plant.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 63:4 (2010): 606–626 (with D. C. Jones and P. Kalmi).
How and why do the careers of men and women differ? What policies could reduce the differences?Antti Kauhanen, October 2022The gender wage gap is largely due to men and women holding different kinds of jobs. This job segregation is partly driven by gender differences in careers in corporate hierarchies. Research has shown that the careers of men and women begin to diverge immediately upon entry into the labor market and that subsequent career progress exacerbates the divergence. This divergence of career progress explains a large part of the gender wage gap. Understanding how and why the careers of men and women differ is necessary to design effective policies that can reduce the gender differences in hierarchies.MoreLess