Linnaeus University, Sweden, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Labor economics, health economics, migration, political economy
PhD Economics, Lund University, 1999.
“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).
What can we learn about discrimination in hiring?Dan-Olof Rooth, May 2014Anti-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. 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