Dan-Olof Rooth

Linnaeus University, Sweden, and IZA, Germany

I am delighted to be able to express my research within this innovative project. I hope that policymakers will find this site helpful in informing them on the latest state of research on discrimination in hiring and on a range of other topics

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Research interest

Labor economics, health economics, migration, political economy


PhD Economics, Lund University, 1999.

Selected publications

  • “Do employers use unemployment as a sorting criterion when hiring? Evidence from a field experiment.” American Economic Review 104:3 (2014): 1014–1039 (with S. Eriksson).

  • “Parental education and offspring outcomes: Evidence from the Swedish compulsory schooling reform.” American Economic Journal: Applied 6:1 (2014): 253–278 (with P. Lundborg and A. Nilsson).

  • “Height and earnings: The role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills.” Journal of Human Resources 49:1 (2014): 141–166 (with P. Lundborg and P. Nystedt).

  • “Obesity, attractiveness and differential treatment in hiring—A field experiment.” Journal of Human Resources. 44:3 (2009): 710–735.

  • “Do when and where matter? Initial labor market conditions and immigrant earnings.” Economic Journal 117:3 (2007): 422–448 (with O. Aslund).