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.

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IZA Publications

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
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