Kjell G. Salvanes is a professor in labor economics at NHH, research director at CELE since 2012, and deputy director of the Centre of Excellence FAIR (Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality) since 2017.
Salvanes conducts research on a wide range of education, labor and health policy issues from returns to schooling, early investment in children and long term outcomes, inequality in income, health and education and intergenerational mobility. His current research projects involve studying the interrelationship between health and education, and the role of educational and health institutions on human capital formation and health outcomes. He received his PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Salvanes' work has been published in numerous leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics and The Journal of the European Economic Association. From 2012 he has been a Managing Editor of the Economic Journal.
He is a research fellow at CEPR, IZA, CEEP (LSE), CES-ifo and HCEO (university of Chicago). He received thePrize for Excellent Research at NHH in 2006. He is a member of the Norwegian Productivity Commission (2014-2016), and has been a board member of Norwegian and Danish Research Council in Education