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. 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