Katrine V. Løken

1. Personal Details

Date of Birth: 26.05.1983

Nationality: Norwegian

Home Address: Sandvikslien 21, 5037 Bergen

Cellular phone: +47 41661591

Academic address: Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Helleveien 30, 5045 Bergen, Norway

E-mail: katrine.loken@nhh.no

2. Publications /work in progress

(1) Løken, K.V., K.E. Lommerud and K. Reiso (2018): Single Mothers and their Children: Evaluating a Work-encouraging Welfare Reform Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming

(2) Bütikofer, A., K.V. Løken and K. Salvanes (2018): Infant Health Care and Long-Term Outcomes. Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming

(3) Bhuller, M., G. Dahl, K.V. Løken and M. Mogstad (2018): Intergenerational Effects of Incarceration. AEA Papers and Proceedings, forthcoming

(4) Løken, K. V., S. Lundberg and J.Riise (2017): Lifting the Burden: Public Care of the Elderly and the Location and Labor Supply of Adult Children, Journal of Human Resources, 52, 247-271

(5) Dahl, G., K.V. Løken, M. Mogstad and K. Salvanes (2016): What Is the Case for Paid Maternity Leave? Review of Economics and Statistics, 98, 655–670

(6) Johnsen, J. and K. V. Løken (2015): Nordic Family Policy and Maternal Employment, Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2, 115-131

(7) Carneiro, P., K. V. Løken and K. Salvanes (2015): A Flying Start? Maternity Leave and Long Run Outcomes of Children. Journal of Political Economy, 123, 365-412

(8) Dahl, G., K. V. Løken and M. Mogstad (2014): Peer Effects in Program Participation. American Economic Review, 104, 2049–2074

(9) Bharadwaj, P. J. Johnsen and K. V. Løken (2014): Smoking Bans, Maternal Smoking and Birth Outcomes.. Journal of Public Economics, 115, 72-93

(10) Black, S., P. Devereux, K. V. Løken and K. Salvanes (2014): Care or Cash? The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on Student Performance. Review of Economics and Statistics, 96, 5, 824-837

(11) Løken, K. V. (2014): Giving Kids a Fair Chance by J. J. Heckman, Book Review. Journal of Economic Literature, 52, 217-218

(12) Bharadwaj, P., K. V. Løken, and C. Neilson (2013): Early Life Health Interventions and Academic Achievement. Online appendix. American Economic Review, 103, 1862-91

(13) Løken, K. V., K. E. Lommerud, S. Lundberg (2013): Your Place or Mine? On the Residence Choice of Young Couples in Norway. Demography, 50, 285-310

(14) Løken, K. V., M. Mogstad and M. Wiswall (2012): What Linear Estimators Miss: The Effect of Family Income on Child Outcomes. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4, 1-35

(15) Løken, K. V. (2010): Family income and children’s education: Using the Norwegian oil boom as a natural experiment. Labour Economics, 17, 118-129.


Working papers:


Incarceration, Recidivism and Employment (joint work with Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon Dahl and Magne Mogstad), R&R Journal of Political Economy

Incarceration Spillovers in Criminal and Family Networks (joint work with Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon Dahl and Magne Mogstad),


Work in progress:

Criminality, Victimization and Social Interactions (joint work with Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon Dahl and Magne Mogstad)

Health Shocks (joint work with Prashant Bharadwaj and Tor Helge Holmås)


In Norwegian

Cathrine Holst i samtale med Eirik Holmøyvik og Katrine Løken: Den nye vinen. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift, 2, 2015

Ved veis ende: Har familiepolitikken spilt fallitt som likestillingsverktøy? (med Julian Johnsen) Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift, 1, 2013

Politikkimplikasjoner fra litteraturen om familieinntekt og effekter på barns utdanning. Søkelys på Arbeidslivet, 1-2, 2011

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Google cites


3. Projects

2018-2022 Criminality, Victimization and Social Interactions. Principal Investigator. ERC Starting Grant.

2015-2018 Social Costs of Incarceration. Principal Investigator. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council


4. Degrees

2010 PhD, University of Bergen

2006 Master’s degree, University of Bergen

2004 Bachelor’s degree, University of Bergen

5. Academic positions and other positions

2017- Full Professor, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics

2017- Professor II, Department of Economics, University of Bergen

2014-2017 Full Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bergen

2013-2014 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bergen

2010-2013 Post doc, Department of Economics, University of Bergen

2006-2010 PhD Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Bergen

Other positions

2014- Op-ed columnist Dagens Næringsliv (8 week intervals)

2014- Associate Editor, Journal of Human Resources

2013- Associate Editor, Review of Economic Studies

2013- Associate Editor, Scandinavian Journal of Economics

2012- Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn

2010- Researcher, Statistics Norway

2011-2014 Op-ed columnist Bergens Tiende (6 week intervals)

5. Research stay

2011-2012 Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.

2007-2008 Visiting student, Department of Economics, University College London.

6. Presentations

2017-2019 (Full Professor)

Invited seminar, IFAU, Uppsala, Feb. 2017; Invited seminar, University of Southern Denmark, March 2017; Invited seminar, CREST, Paris, March 2017; Invited seminar, University Pompeu Fabra, April 2017;

2014-2016 (Associate Professor/Full Professor)

Invited seminar, Helsinki, Jan. 2014; Invited seminar, Uppsala, Feb. 2014; Invited seminar, Praha, March 2014; Invited seminar, Oslo, March 2014; Workshop, Montreal, April 2014; Invited seminar, Maastricth, April 2014; Sandmo Junior Lecture, NHH, April 2014; Workshop, Bergen, June 2014; Workshop, Helsinki, June 2014; Invited seminar, RESTUD Board meeting, Leuven, Se 2014; Invited seminar, Department of Economics, Mannheim, Sep 2014; Invited seminar, Department of Economics, Humboldt University Berlin, Oct 2014; Workshop, London, May 2015; Invited session, EEA, Mannheim, Aug 2015; Invited seminar, IIES, Stockholm, Oct 2015; Invited seminar, SOFI, Stockholm, Oct. 2015; Stavanger-Bergen workshop in Berkeley, Dec. 2015; Invited seminar, University of Zürich, Feb. 2016; Invited seminar, University of York, Feb. 2016; Invited seminar, BI, Oslo, March 2016; Invited seminar, Autonoma, Barcelona, April 2016; Invited seminar, Bocconi, April 2016; Invited Warwick workshop Venice, May 2016; Invited seminar, LSE, June 2016; Invited seminar, Gothenburg, Nov 2016; Invited workshop on family economics, Oslo, Nov 2016

2011-2013 (Postdoc-period)

Agnar Sandmo Conference, NHH, Jan 2011; Invited seminar at Statistics Norway, March, 2011; Invited seminar at Frisch, Oslo, March, 2011; Internal seminar, NHH, April 2011; SOLE in Vancouver, April, 2011; Workshop in Stockholm, May 2011; CESifo area conference, May, 2011; Nordic Summer Symposium in Labour Economics in Faroe Island, June 2011; Invited seminar, UC San Diego, Oct. 2011; Invited seminar, University of Austin, Texas, Oct. 2011; Invited seminar, UC Irvine, Nov. 2011; Invited seminar, UC Santa Barbara, Dec. 2011; SOLE in Chicago, May 2012; Invited seminar, UC Davis, May 2012; Workshop in Bergen, June 2012; Invited seminar, Aarhus University, Sep. 2012; Internal seminar, University of Bergen, Sep. 2012; Invited seminar, Lund University, Nov. 2012; Invited seminar, University College Dublin, Nov 2012; Workshop, Honningsvåg, Aug 2013; miniworkshop with Heckman, Oslo, Des. 2013; Invited seminar, Tinburgen Amsterdam, Dec. 2013

2006-2010 (PhD-period)

Internal seminar, Department of Economics, 2006; CEPR-conference in Bergen, May 2007; ESPE in Chicago, June 2007; EEA in Budapest, Aug. 2007; EALE in Oslo, Sep. 2007; Seminar at UiB, Dec. 2007; Seminar at UCL, May 2008; Workshop in Stavanger, June 2008; Workshop in Moss, Aug. 2008; EEA in Milan, Aug. 2008; IZA ESSLE at Ammersee, Oct. 2008; Workshop in Uppsala, March 2009; Workshop in Ann Arbour on “The Geography of the Family”, May 2009; SOLE in Boston, May 2009; Nordic Summer Symposium in Labour Economics in Bergen, June 2009; Internal seminar, University of Bergen, 2009; Nordic Workshop in Bornholm, May 2010; CEPR Workshop in Bergen, June 2010; Workshop in Stavanger, June 2010; EALE/SOLE in London, June 2010; Workshop on Family and Taxation in Munich, July 2010; Invited seminar, IFAU, Uppsala, September 2010; Invited seminar at ESOP, Oslo, Nov 2010


7. Teaching

2017 Econometrics (ECON341), Master’s level

2014/2016 Econometrics (ECON340), Master’s level

2010/2012 Microeconomics (ECON210), Bachelor’s level

2006-2009 Classes in Microeconomics (ECON310), Macroeconomics (ECON330), Econometrics (ECON340 and ECON341), Master’s level

2004-2006 Classes in Mathematics and Macroeconomics, Bachelor level


Research-related supervisory activities:

  • PhD students (primary supervisor)

University of Bergen: S. Abrahamsen (in progress), L.Andersland (defended jan 2018), Anne Lise Breivik (in progress). Norwegian School of Economics: Mirjam Wetzel (in progress);

  • PhD students (secondary supervisor)

University of Bergen: J. Johnsen (2015, first job: postdoc, UiB)

8. Refereeing

American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Policy, Demography, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Labour Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Quartely Journal of Economics