Pål Schøne is Research Director at the Institute for Social Research (ISF) in Oslo, Norway.
He received his PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo.
His research interests include empirical analyses of immigration, the wage structure, gender wage differentials, education, labour mobility, and analyses of impact of public policy. His research is published in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, Regional Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, among others.
Pål joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2016.
We use idiosyncratic variation in gender composition across cohorts within Norwegian lower-secondary schools to analyze the impact of female peers on students' grades and choices of STEM subjects. We find that more female peers in lower secondary increases girls' probability of choosing STEM-courses in upper secondary, and the effect on...
New technologies and new work practices have been introduced and implemented over a broad range in the production process in most advanced industrialised countries during the last two decades. New work organisation practices like team organisation and job rotation require interpersonal communication to a larger extent compared to the traditional...