Astrid Kunze

Norwegian School of Economics, Norway, and IZA, Germany

I am excited to be part of this innovative project. I hope that policymakers, academics, and students will find World of Labor articles useful to quickly learn about the key findings on key policy areas

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway

Research interest

Labor economics, applied micro-econometrics, public economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Norwegian Expert in Norges Grant Project 2014–2016: Norwegian partner/expert in project “Lifetime economic impacts of maternity,” Norwegian-Czech cooperation with Gender Studies (Prague), project supported by the Open Society Fund Prague, from the program Let’s Give (Wo)men a Chance, financed by Norges Grant; Report to the Swedish Government 2014: Editor of the anthology ”Wages, compensation and career” (with K. Thorburn) for the Delegation for Gender Equality; Expert in the Forum “Equality and personal management” (Gleichstellungsorientiertes Personalmanagement) invited by Board of Advisors for the second Equality Report to the German Government (Sachverständigenkommission des Zweiten Gleichstellungsberichts der Bundesregierung), April 2016; Principal investigator on behalf of NHH, who will act as expertise partner in the project “Youth employment partnerSHIP—evaluation studies in Spain, Hungary, Italy and Poland," financed by the "EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment" 2018–2022

Past positions

One year visiting research professor at IZA, Germany; Associate Professor, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway


PhD Economics, University College London, 2000

Selected publications

  • "The effect of children on earnings inequality among men." Review of Economics of the Household (2019): 1–28.

  • "Gender wage gap in developed countries." In: Averett, S. L., L. M. Argys, and S. D. Hoffman (eds). The Handbook on Women and the Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

  • "Women helping women? Evidence from private sector data on plant hierarchies." Review of Economics and Statistics 99:5 (2017): 769–775 (with A. Kunze and A. R. Miller).

  • “Gender differences in job search among young workers: A study using displaced workers in the United States.” Southern Economic Journal 82:1 (2015): 185–207 (with K. R. Troske).

  • “The family gap in career progression.” Research in Labor Economics 41 (2015): 115–142.