Kjell G. Salvanes received his Ph.D. in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics in 1988. He is currently Research Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics, and is the Director of CELE (Center for Empirical Labor Economics), and and co-director of The Center of Excellence, FAIR. He is a joint Managing Editor of The Economic Journal since 2012.

His main area of interest is in labour economics, focusing on issues of education and family economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2002.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13781
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9752
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2017, 119(1): 5–33
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9479
forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9474
published in: Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 5, 2016, 75–138
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9172
published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2016, 23, 27 - 45
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8780
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Labor Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8316
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35 (4), 993-1030.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8043
revised version published as 'Does Grief Transfer across Generations? Bereavements during Pregnancy and Child Outcomes' in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016, 8 (1), 193 - 223
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7117
revised version published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, 68(4), 833-861