Astrid Kunze

Professor Astrid Kunze

E-mail
Astrid.Kunze@nhh.no
Telephone
+47 55 95 97 54
Department
Economics
Office
E248
Expertise
Personal Economics Labour Economics Applied Micro-econometrics Public Finance

BIOGRAPHY

Astrid Kunze is Professor of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. From 2000 to 2002, she was employed as a Research Associate at IZA. She holds a Ph.D. from University College London and an MSc from University of Bielefeld. She also did a traineeship in business economics with Bayer AG Leverkusen. She spent two research visits in 2006/2007 and 2013/2014 at IZA as a Visiting Research Fellow.

Her main research interests are labour economics and applied micro-econometrics. She is particularly interested in the causal effects of public policies on labour market behavior. Kunze has conducted studies on the evaluation of parental leave policies, child care programmes and cash-for care policies, as well as gender quotas on boards. Another area of her research covers aspects of organizations and diversity in the firm. In her work empirical research, she uses large register data applying micro-econometric methods.

She is a contributor to the Handbook on Women and the Economy, Oxford University Press, forthcoming May 2018. Her research has been published in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Labour Economics, Oxford Review of Economics Policy, Empirical Economics and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
Kunze is research fellow at IZA and CESIfo.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Kunze, Astrid; Miller, Amalia R. Women Helping Women? Evidence from Private Sector Data on Workplace Hierarchies. Review of Economics and Statistics Volume 99 (5); page 769 - 775; 2017
Kunze, Astrid The family gap in career progression Research in Labor Economics Volume 41; page 115 - 142; 2015
Kunze, Astrid; Troske, Kenneth R. Gender Differences in Job Search Among Young Workers: A Study using Displaced Workers in the United States Southern Economic Journal Volume 82 (1); page 185 - 207; 2015
Ejrnæs, Mette; Kunze, Astrid Work and Wage Dynamics around Childbirth The Scandinavian Journal of Economics Volume 115 (3); page 856 - 877; 2013
Kunze, Astrid; Kenneth R., Troske Life-cycle patterns in male/female differences in job search Labour Economics Volume 19 (2); page 176 - 185; 2012
Epstein, Gil S.; Kunze, Astrid; Ward, Melanie HIGH-SKILLED MIGRATION AND THE EXERTION OF EFFORT BY THE LOCAL POPULATION Scottish Journal of Political Economy Volume 56 (3); page 332 - 352; 2009
Kunze, Astrid Gender wage gap studies: consistency and decomposition Empirical Economics Volume 35; page 63 - 76; 2008
Kunze, Astrid; Fitzenberger, Bernd Vocational training and gender: wages and occupational mobility among young workers Oxford review of economic policy Volume 21 (3); page 392 - 415; 2005
Kunze, Astrid The evolution of the gender wage gap Labour Economics Volume 12 (1); page 73 - 97; 2005
Kunze, Astrid Gender differences in entry wages and early career wages Annales d'Èconomie et de Statistique; page 245 - 266; 2003
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Other research interests: Applied Macroeconomics, Corporate Governance, Strategic Management

Research in progress

  • Types of Absence from Work and Wages of Young German Workers with Apprenticeship Training, forthcoming Journal of Labor Market Research
  • Gender Wage Gap in Developed Countries, under revision with the Handbook on Women and the Economy, Oxford University Press, (ed.) Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, and Saul D. Hoffman
  • The effect of children on earnings and earnings inequality among men (revision including new title of the DP)
  • Public childcare and mothers’ flexible work arrangements (joint with Xingfei Liu, University of Alberta and IZA
  • Parental Leave and Maternal Labor Supply, IZA World of Labor 2016: 279

TEACHING AREAS

  • STR445 Human capital, mobility and diversity in firms
  • ETI451 Diversity of Firms and Ethics

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