Ana Rute Cardoso

Research Fellow

IAE Barcelona (CSIC)

Ana Rute Cardoso received her Ph.D. in economics in 1997 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She completed her first degree in economics and her Masters at the Lisbon Technical University. Her fields of interest are inequality and labor economics. She has been working on topics such as earnings dispersion, employer behavior, and the role of labor market institutions and regulations, from an empirical microeconomic standpoint. She is also interested in the links between higher education and the labor market. Her work appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, among others.

She is currently Associate Professor of Research (”Investigador Científico”) at IAE (CSIC), the Institute for Economic Analysis of the Spanish National Research Council, and Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE). On leave from 2021 to 2024, she was Research Professor at the University of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences. From 2002 to 2008 she worked at IZA as a Research Associate and before she served as Associate Professor at the University of Minho in Portugal.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14283
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2022, 20 (5), 2062 - 2097
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11822
forthcoming as 'War-driven permanent emigration, sex ratios, and female labor force participation' in: Journal of Human Resources
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11419
(the discussion paper was split into two) part 1 forthcoming as 'What Lies Behind the Returns to Schooling: The Role of Labor Market Sorting and Worker Heterogeneity' in: Review of Economics and Statistics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9850
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2018, 36 (S1), S13-S70
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9070
Ana Rute Cardoso, Annalisa Loviglio, Lavinia Piemontese
published as 'Misperceptions of unemployment and individual labor market outcomes' in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2016, 5 (13)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7592
published as 'Bargaining, sorting, and the gender wage gap: Quantifying the impact of firms on the relative pay of women' in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2016, 131 (2), 633-686
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7109
published as 'What drives the gender wage gap? A look at the role of firm and job-title heterogeneity' in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2016, 68 (2), 506-524
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5915
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012, 4 (4), 57-93
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4785
published in: Kyklos, 2010, 63 (4), 479-494; cited in The Economist, February 2011