The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, Finland
IZA World of Labor role
Chief Research Scientist, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
Personnel economics, gender, wage dynamics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member of two governmental work groups related to restructuring in the labour market (2011–2013, 2015)
Researcher, Helsinki School of Economics and The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, 2008
PhD Economics, Helsinki School of Economics, 2007
“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).
“Career and wage dynamics: Evidence from linked‐employer employee data.” Research in Labor Economics 36 (2012): 35–76 (with S. Napari).
How and why do the careers of men and women differ? What policies could reduce the differences?Antti Kauhanen, May 2017The 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