Peter Jensen

Aarhus University, Denmark, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is an excellent way of disseminating research findings to policymakers. At the same time, it will also be very useful to researchers and students who want to get an overview of recent research

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

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

Research interest

Empirical labor economics, evaluation of labor market policies, population economics, economics of education

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of the Coordinating Committee for Register-based Research, Danish; Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, 2003–2011; Consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission.


PhD Economics, Aarhus University, 1990

Selected publications

  • “To stay or not to stay? Out-migration of immigrants from Denmark.” International Migration 45 (2007): 87–113 (with P. J. Pedersen).

  • “Unemployment duration and unemployment insurance institutions: A comparative analysis based on Scandinavian micro data.” Oxford Economic Papers 60 (2008): 254–274 (with K. Røed and A. Thoursie).

  • “Child labor in Zambia.” In: Hindman, H. D. (ed.). The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

  • “A reappraisal of the virtues of private sector employment programmes.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 112 (2010): 546–569 (with B. K. Graversen).

  • “The effect of immigrant concentration in schools on native and immigrant children's reading and math skills.” Economics of Education Review 30 (2011): 1503–1515 (with A. Würtz Rasmussen).