Michael Rosholm obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, in 1998, for his thesis on 'Transitions in the Labour Market'.
Since October 2006 he is professor at the Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark, and since 2010 he is Research Director of CAFE - Centre for Labour Market Research and Impact Studies.
He publishes in journals such as The Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Population Economics, and Review of Economic Dynamics.
His current research is mainly on evaluation of the effects of active labour market policies and schooling outcomes on individuals and firms, in particular with the use of randomized field experiments. He works closely with several danish ministries in developing evidence based policy strategies.
In September 2000 he joined IZA as a Research Fellow.