Dan-Olof Rooth completed his doctorate in Economics at Lund University in Sweden in 1999 with his thesis on “Refugee Immigrants in Sweden”. Then he became employed at the Department of Economics at Linneaus University (previously Kalmar), Sweden. In 2009 he became professor. Since January 2016 he is a professor at the Institute of social research (SOFI) at Stockholm University. Dan-Olof has published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, AEJ-Applied, Journal of Human Resources, Economic Journal, Journal of Population Economics, Economic Letters and Labour Economics. His current research interests include issues in Economic Psychology, Political Economy, Ethnic Discrimination and Health Economics as well as more general research on labor market opportunities of immigrants.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2006.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13508
forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (Jan 2023 issue)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11759
revise and resubmit: Journal of Public Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11323
published in: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2021, 136(2), 987–1030.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11285
revised version published as 'Ethnic discrimination in hiring, labour market tightness and the business cycle - Evidence from field experiments.' in: Applied Economics, 2018, 50 (24), 2652 - 2663 [Online]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11284
Magnus Carlsson, Abdulaziz Abrar Reshid, Dan-Olof Rooth
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2018, 39 (4), 534-549.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11234
Jesper Alex-Petersen, Petter Lundborg, Dan-Olof Rooth
forthcoming in: Review of Economic Studies
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9175
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2018, 53(1), 189-231
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9174
published as "Birth weight and vulnerability to a macroeconomic crisis": Journal of Health Economics, 2019, 66, 136-144.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7619
revised version published as 'Does the design of correspondence studies influence the measurement of discrimination?' in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2014, 3, 11 [Online]