Labour Economics

Labour Economics

This research group is focused on empirically testing policy relevant issues in labor, education, and health economics using modern applied micro econometric methods.

The research group has two main research themes:

  • The importance of investment in human capital (within the family, via the school and health system) and
  • The effect of restructuring of firms and industries by assessing productivity gains and labour market outcomes.

One key success factor has been to combine the use of modern applied micro econometrics to a population wide panel of register data of individuals, families, and firms for the Norwegian economy over a long time span.

The research group has an extensive research network in labour economics in the US and Europe.