Nabanita Datta Gupta

Aarhus University, Denmark, and IZA, Germany

The IZA World of Labor forum gives researchers of an area a chance to present and summarize the state of research in a topical, policy-relevant field and bring its central findings to the attention of academics as well as policymakers and practitioners

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University, Denmark

Research interest

Labor economics, health economics, economics of aging, development economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Current member of the Chairmanship of the Danish Economic Council (2020–); Former member of the Danish government’s Pension Commission (2014–2015); Research fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research and the Cornell Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities

Past positions

Research Professor, SFI - The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Denmark (2004–2009); Associate Professor, Aarhus School of Business Department of Economics, Denmark (1995–2007); Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Industrial Management, USA (1990–1995)


PhD, Cornell University, 1992

Selected publications

  • "Probabilities of job choice and employer selection and male-female occupational differences." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 83:2 (1993): 57–61.

  • "Swimming upstream, floating downstream: Comparing women’s wage progress in the U.S. and Denmark." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 59:2 (2006): 243–266 (with R. L. Oaxaca and N. Smith).

  • "Non-cognitive child outcomes and universal high quality child care." Journal of Public Economics 94 (2010): 30–42 (with M. Simonsen).

  • "Gender matching and competitiveness: Experimental evidence." Economic Inquiry 51:1 (2013): 816–835 (with R. Banerjee and M. C. Villeval).

  • “Academic performance and type of early childhood care.” Economics of Education Review 53 (2016): 217–229 (with M. Simonsen).