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. 11285
published in: Applied Economics, 2018, 50(24), 2652–2663 [Online Access]
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
Revise and resubmit at ReSTUD
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. 6913
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, 97 (3), 533–547
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6570
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2014, 6 (1), 253-278
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6235
published in: American Economic Review, 2014, 104 (3), 1014-1039
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6227
published in: Industrial Labor Relations Review, 2016, 69 (1), 227-252
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6153
published in: Applied Economic Letters, 2012, 19 (18), 1861-1864
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6099
published as 'The intergenerational transmission of human capital: the role of skills and health' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 31 (4), 1035-1065.'
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5946
published as 'The intergenerational transmission of schooling: Are mothers really less important than fathers?' in: Economics of Education Review, 2015, 47, 100–117
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5804
published as 'Adolescent health and adult labor market outcomes' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 37, 25-40
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5803
published as 'The health-schooling relationship: evidence from Swedish twins' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2016, 29, 1191-1215
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5486
published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2012, 59 (2), 196-223
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4775
published as 'Body Size, Skills, and Income: Evidence From 150,000 Teenage Siblings' in: Demography, 2014, 51, 1573-1596
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4684
published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (3), 399-409
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4266
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49(1), 141-166.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4140
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, 12 (6), 1521-1557.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3972
published as 'The Power of Media and Changes in Discriminatory Behavior Among Employers' in: Journal of Media Economics, 2012, 25 (2), 98-108
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3873
Jens Agerström, Dan-Olof Rooth
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1-2), 43-55
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3811
published as 'Does Hiring Discrimination Cause Gender Segregation in the Swedish Labor Market?' in: Feminist Economics, 2011, 17 (3), 71-102
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3810
revised version published as: "Experimental evidence of discrimination in the hiring of first- and second-generation immigrants", Labour, 2010, 24(3), 263-278
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3806
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29 (6), 1047-1059
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3799
revised version published (with Jens Agerström) as 'The Role of Automatic Obesity Stereotypes in Real Hiring Discrimination ' in: Journal of Applied Psychology, 2011, 96 (4), 790 - 805
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2775
revised version published as "Obesity, Attractiveness, and Differential Treatment in Hiring: A Field Experiment" in: Journal of Human Resources, 2009, 44(3), 710-735
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2764
published as "Automatic associations and discrimination in hiring: Real world evidence" in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (3), 523-534
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2759
revised version published as 'The Ethnic Employment and Income Gap in Sweden: Is Skill or Labor Market Discrimination the Explanation?' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2009, 111 (3), 487 - 510
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2281
published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (4), 716-729