Astrid Kunze is a 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 PhD from University College London and an MSc from the University of Bielefeld. She did a traineeship in business economics with Bayer AG Leverkusen. She spent two longer-term 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 behaviour. 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 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, published in 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.
She is Principle Investigator of the Project (Proj.No. 315760):"Challenges to shaping an inclusive work-life in rapidly changing
labour markets: Firms, Human capital, and Family policy" funded by the Norwegian Research Council, VAM Programme, for the period 2021-2027.