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.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13275
published in: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2020, 36(4), 882-902
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10826
published in: Oxford Handbook on Women and the Economy, Oxford University Press, (ed.) Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, and Saul D. Hoffman, 2018.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8725
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2017, 99 (5), 769-775, 2017
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8478
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2015, Volume 41, 115-142.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8113
revised version published as 'The effect of children on male earnings and inequality' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 18, 683 - 710, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6066
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2013, 115 (3), 856-877
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4656
published in: Labour Economics, 2012, 19 (2), 176-185
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3052
revised version published as 'Gender Differences in Job Search Among Young Workers: A Study using Displaced Workers in the United States', Southern Economic Journal, 2015, 82(1), 185-207.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1766
published in: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2005, 21(3), 392-415
IZA Discussion Paper No. 999
published in: Brussels Economic Review / Cahiers Economique de Bruxelles, 2004, 47 (1), 1-19
IZA Discussion Paper No. 626
revised version published in: Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2003, 71/72, 245-266
IZA Discussion Paper No. 540
published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2009, 56 (3), 332–352
IZA Discussion Paper No. 509
published as 'Types of absence from work and wages of young German workers with apprenticeship training' in: Journal for Labour Market Research, 2017, 51 (5), 1-24
IZA Discussion Paper No. 436
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2005, 12 (1), 73-97
IZA Discussion Paper No. 193
substantially revised version published as 'Gender wage gap studies: Consistency and decomposition' in: Empirical Economics, 2008, 35 (1), 63-76
  • 1
  • 2