Knut Røed
Associate Editor, Program evaluation

Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, University of Oslo, Norway, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Associate Editor

Current position

Senior Research Fellow, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Norway

Research interest

Labor economics, unemployment, activation policies, entrepreneurship, labour supply, retirement behaviour, marginalisation, social security, microeconometrics, duration models


PhD Economics, University of Oslo, 1998

Selected publications

  • “The Sick Pay Trap.” Journal of Labor Economics 32:2 (2014): 305–336 (with E. Fevang and S. Markussen).

  • “The Case for Presenteeism - Evidence from Norway's Sickness Insurance Program”. Journal of Public Economics 96 (2012) 959–972 (with S. Markussen and A. Mykletun).

  • “Unemployment Insurance in Welfare States: The Impacts of Soft Duration Constraints.” Journal of the European Economic Association 10:3 (2012): 518–554 (with L. Westlie).

  • “Time and Causality: A Monte Carlo Assessment of the Timing-of-Events Approach.” Journal of Econometrics 141 (2007): 1159–1195 (with S. Gaure and T. Zhang).

  • “Does Unemployment Compensation Affect Unemployment Duration?” The Economic Journal 113 (2003): 190–206 (with T. Zhang).