Kjell G. Salvanes

Professor , Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Kjell G. Salvanes is a professor in labor economics at NHH, research director at CELE since 2012, and deputy director of the Centre of Excellence FAIR (Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality) since 2017.

Salvanes conducts research on a wide range of education, labor and health policy issues from returns to schooling, early investment in children and long term outcomes, inequality in income, health and education and intergenerational mobility. His current research projects involve studying the interrelationship between health and education, and the role of educational and health institutions on human capital formation and health outcomes. He received his PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Professional Affiliations

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

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

Program Director, Center for Applied Research at NHH

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

Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Research Fellow, CESifo

Research Fellow, IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Research Fellow, Statistics Norway

International Research Fellow, Center for the Economics of Education (CEP), London School of Economics

President-elect, European Association of Population Economists

Former Joint Managing Editor, Economic Journal (2012-2018)

Former Associate Editor, European Economic Review

Recent work