Astrid Kunze

Associate Professor Astrid Kunze

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Personal Economics Labour Economics Applied Micro-econometrics Public Finance


Astrid Kunze is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. She holds a Ph.D. from University College London and an MSc from University of Bielefeld. Previous employment include a post-doc position at IZA and a trainee position in the business programme with Bayer AG Leverkusen.

Her recent research and teaching interests focus on applied micro-econometrics, family policies, human capital and diversity in firms. She has conducted research on gender differences in job search, on labour market outcomes and parental leave policies and on gender differences in careers in private sector plants. Her research has been published in international journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Labour Economics, Oxford Review of Economics Policy, Southern Economic Journal and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Astrid Kunze is a research fellow at IZA (Bonn) and CESIfo (Munich). Astrid Kunze has acted as editor of a report on careers, wages and compensation to the Swedish government in 2014. She was member of the council board of the European Society of Population Economics (ESPE) from 2010 to 2016.

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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


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


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