Stockholm University, Sweden, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Sweden
Labor economics, health economics, migration
Professor of Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden
PhD Economics, Lund University, 1999.
“Does integration change gender attitudes? The effect of randomly assigning women to traditionally male teams.” Quarterly Journal of Economics (Forthcoming) (with G. Dahl and A. Kotsadam).
“The effect of schooling on cognitive skills.” Review of Economics and Statistics 97:3 (2015): 533–547 (with M. Carlsson, G. Dahl, and B. Öckert).
“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).
Correspondence testing studies Updated
What is there to learn about discrimination in hiring?Dan-Olof Rooth, January 2021Anti-discrimination policies play an important role in public discussions. However, identifying discriminatory practices in the labor market is not an easy task. Correspondence testing provides a credible way to reveal discrimination in hiring and provide hard facts for policies, and it has provided evidence of discrimination in hiring across almost all continents except Africa. The method involves sending matched pairs of identical job applications to employers posting jobs—the only difference being a characteristic that signals membership to a group.MoreLess