Kjell G. Salvanes

Professor , Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Professional Affiliations

Professor at the Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics

Principal Investigator and Deputy Director FAIR, Center of Excellence awarded by the Norwegian Research Council

Research Director, Center for Empirical Labor Economics (CELE), NHH.

President, The European Society of Population Economics.

Research Associate, Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD), University of Chicago.

Research Associate, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Research Associate, CESifo.

Research Associate, IZA Institute of Labor Economics.

Research Associate, Statistics Norway.


Recent Publications

Disease Control and Inequality Reduction: Evidence from a Tuberculosis Testing and Vaccination Campaign (Joint with Aline Butikofer). Forthcoming Review of Economic Studies.

Intergenerational Transmission, Human Capital Formation and the Timing of Parental Income (Joint with Pedro Carneiro, Emma Tominey, Italo Lopez-Garcia). Forthcoming Journal of Political Economy.

Grandparents, Moms, or Dads? Why children of teen mothers do worse in life. NBER working paper no. 25165 (Joint with Anna Aizer and Paul J. Devereux). Forthcoming Journal of Human Resources

Prenatal Testosterone Transfer from Male Twins Reduces the Fertility and Socioeconomic Success of their Female Co-Twins (Joint with with Aline Butikofer, David Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Christopher W. Kuzawa). Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America. 2019

This Is Only a Test? Long-Run Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout (Joint with with Sandra Black, Paul Devereux & Aline Butikofer). Review of Economics and Statistics. 2019

Infant Health Care and Long-Term Outcomes (Joint with Katrine Løken & Aline Butikofer). Review of Economics and Statistics.

Childhood Nutrition and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a School Breakfast Program (Joint with Aline Butikofer and Eirin Mølland). Journal of Public Economics.

The Role of Parenthood on the Gender Gap among Top Earners (Joint with Sissel Jensen and Aline Butikofer). European Economic Review.

Does grief transfer across generations? In-utero deaths and child outcomes (Joint with Sandra Black and Paul Devereux). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, No 1 2016

Worker Displacement and Regional Mobility (Joint with Kristiina Huttunen and Jarle Møen). Journal of Labor Economics. 2018

Willingness to Compete: Family Matters. (Joint with Ingvild Almås, Alexander Cappelen , Erik Sørensen, and Bertil Tungodden.) Management Science. Vol. 68, Issue 8, pp. 2149-2155. 2016.

Life Cycle Earnings, Education Premiums and Internal Rates of Return (Joint with Manudeep Bhuller and Magne Mogstad). Journal of Labor Economics, 2017

"The Evolution of Social Mobility: Norway during the Twentieth Century." (Joint with Matti Sarvamaki and Tuomas Pekkarinen.) The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2017, Vol 119, No. 1, pp. 5-33.

The family peer effect on mothers' labor supply (Joint with Nicoletti, Cheti and Tominey, Emma). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics Volume 10 (3); pp. 206 - 234; 2018

What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? Experimental and Administrative Evidence (Joint with Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden). American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2016, 106 (5): 296-302.

A Flying Start? Maternity Leave Benefits and Long-Run Outcomes of Children (Joint with Katrine Løken and Pedro Carneiro). Journal of Political Economy, 2015, 123 (2): 354-412.

Handbook Chapters

Education Research and Administrative Data (Joint with David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbonik). Chapter 2 in Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 5, Elsevier, 2011.

Education and Family Background: Mechanisms and Policies (Joint with Anders Bjørklund). Chapter 3 in Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 3, Elsevier, 2011.

Work in Progress

Supply of Skills and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence from a College Opening Expansion Reform. (Joint with Pedro Carneiro and Kai Liu). CEPR Working paper no. 13045. under revision for the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility. DP SAM/NHH 25/2018. (Joint with Aline Butikofer and Antonio Dalla-Zuanna). Under revision for Review of Economics and Statistics

Education, Income Dynamics, and Life Cycle Inequality. (Joint with Kai Liu and Magne Mogstad).

Mothers Working During Preschool Years and Child Skills. Does Income Compensate? (Joint with Cheti Nicoletti and Emma Tominey). Submitted

Family Income Shocks and Adolescent Human Capital. (Joint with Pedro Carneiro and Emma Tominey).

The Making of Social Democracy: The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Norway's 1935 School Reform. (Joint with Daron Acemoglu, Matti Sarvamaki, and Tuomas Pakkarinen).

Competition, Paternity Leave and Career Advancement. (Joint with Julian Johnsen and Hyejin Ku). Submitted

The Indelible Consequences of the Pill Scare in the UK and Norway. (Joint with Sonia Bhalotra, Emilia Del Bono, Marco Francesconi).

Returning to Education over the Life-Cycle. (Joint with Pat Bennet and Richard Blundell). Submitted.

Status Traps in Social Mobility and Human Capital Investment. (Joint with Erling Risa and Aline Butikofer).

Consequences of Health at Birth. (Joint with Evelina Björkegren, Gabriella Conti, Mårten Palme, and Aline Butikofer).

Cities and Wages: The Urban Wage Premium and the Changing Nature of Work from 1967–2015. (Joint with Pat Bennet, Aline Butikofer, and Steskal).