Patrick Bennett

I am a researcher at the Centre for Applied Research (SNF) at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). I was previously employed as an assistant professor at NHH from 2016-2020 (fixed-term position) and am an affiliate of the Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR-CELE). I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the Copenhagen Business School in 2016.

I am on the 2020/2021 job market and available for interviews.

My job market paper assesses how young high school dropouts benefit from formally documenting their skills after job loss. Exploiting an expansion of a vocational certification scheme, I find that returning to finish high school enables dropouts to recover from negative employment shocks and has long lasting labor market benefits.

My CV is available here. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

My main research interests are labor economics, the economics of education, and the economics of crime.


Research grant: 12,000,000NOK from Research Council of Norway.

  • Project: "Automated Away? Causes and Consequences of Robots on Jobs and Families" (VAM315809)

Losing in a Boom: Long-term Consequences of a Local Economic Shock for Female Labour Market Outcomes Revise & Resubmit at Labour Economics

Joint with Chiara Ravetti and Po Yin Wong

Contact Information

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Helleveien 30

5045 Bergen, Norway

email : patrick.bennett [at]

CV : link

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