Dan-Olof Rooth
Research Fellow

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Rooth 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 World of Labor article: Correspondence testing studies
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10349  Magnus Carlsson
Gordon B. Dahl
Dan-Olof Rooth
Do Politicians Change Public Attitudes?
9175  Prashant Bharadwaj
Petter Lundborg
Dan-Olof Rooth
Birth Weight in the Long-Run
(forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources)
9174  Prashant Bharadwaj
Petter Lundborg
Dan-Olof Rooth
Health and Unemployment during Macroeconomic Crises
7619  Magnus Carlsson
Luca Fumarco
Dan-Olof Rooth
Artifactual Evidence of Discrimination in Correspondence Studies? A Replication of the Neumark Method
(revised version published in: IZA Journal of Migration 2014, 3:11 [journal version])
6913  Magnus Carlsson
Gordon B. Dahl
Dan-Olof Rooth
The Effect of Schooling on Cognitive Skills
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, 97 (3), 533–547)
6570  Petter Lundborg
Anton Nilsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Parental Education and Offspring Outcomes: Evidence from the Swedish Compulsory Schooling Reform
(published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2014, 6 (1), 253-278)
6235  Stefan Eriksson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Do Employers Use Unemployment as a Sorting Criterion When Hiring? Evidence from a Field Experiment
(published in: American Economic Review, 2014, 104 (3), 1014-1039)
6227  Magnus Carlsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Employer Attitudes, the Marginal Employer and the Ethnic Wage Gap
(published in: Industrial Labor Relations Review, 2016, 69 (1), 227-252 )
6153  Magnus Carlsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Revealing Taste-Based Discrimination in Hiring: A Correspondence Testing Experiment with Geographic Variation
(published in: Applied Economic Letters, 2012, 19 (18), 1861-1864)
6099  Petter Lundborg
Martin Nordin
Dan-Olof Rooth
The Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: Exploring the Role of Skills and Health Using Data on Adoptees and Twins
5990  Vikesh Amin
Petter Lundborg
Dan-Olof Rooth
Following in Your Father's Footsteps: A Note on the Intergenerational Transmission of Income between Twin Fathers and their Sons
5946  Vikesh Amin
Petter Lundborg
Dan-Olof Rooth
Mothers Do Matter: New Evidence on the Effect of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling Using Swedish Twin Data
(published as 'The intergenerational transmission of schooling: Are mothers really less important than fathers?' in: Economics of Education Review, 2015, 47, 100–117 )
5804  Petter Lundborg
Anton Nilsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Early Life Health and Adult Earnings: Evidence from a Large Sample of Siblings and Twins
(published as 'Adolescent health and adult labor market outcomes' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 37, 25-40)
5803  Petter Lundborg
Anton Nilsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Does Early Life Health Predict Schooling Within Twin Pairs?
(published as 'The health-schooling relationship: evidence from Swedish twins' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2016, 29, 1191-1215)
5486  Dan-Olof Rooth
Anders Stenberg
The Shape of the Income Distribution and Economic Growth: Evidence from Swedish Labor Market Regions
(published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2012, 59 (2), 196-223)
4775  Petter Lundborg
Paul Nystedt
Dan-Olof Rooth
No Country for Fat Men? Obesity, Earnings, Skills, and Health among 450,000 Swedish Men
(published as 'Body Size, Skills, and Income: Evidence From 150,000 Teenage Siblings' in: Demography, 2014, 51, 1573-1596)
4684  Dan-Olof Rooth
Work Out or Out of Work: The Labor Market Return to Physical Fitness and Leisure Sport Activities
(published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (3), 399-409)
4266  Petter Lundborg
Paul Nystedt
Dan-Olof Rooth
The Height Premium in Earnings: The Role of Physical Capacity and Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49(1), 141-166.)
4140  Gerard J. van den Berg
Petter Lundborg
Paul Nystedt
Dan-Olof Rooth
Critical Periods During Childhood and Adolescence: A Study of Adult Height Among Immigrant Siblings
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, 12 (6), 1521-1557.)
3972  Magnus Carlsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
The Impact of Being Monitored on Discriminatory Behavior among Employers: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
(published as 'The Power of Media and Changes in Discriminatory Behavior Among Employers' in: Journal of Media Economics, 2012, 25 (2), 98-108)
3878  Anna Amilon
Inga Persson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Scientific (Wo)manpower? Gender and the Composition and Earnings of PhDs in Sweden
3873  Jens Agerström
Dan-Olof Rooth
Implicit Prejudice and Ethnic Minorities: Arab-Muslims in Sweden
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1-2), 43-55)
3811  Magnus Carlsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
An Experimental Study of Sex Segregation in the Swedish Labour Market: Is Discrimination the Explanation?
(published as 'Does Hiring Discrimination Cause Gender Segregation in the Swedish Labor Market?' in: Feminist Economics, 2011, 17 (3), 71-102)
3810  Magnus Carlsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Is It Your Foreign Name or Foreign Qualifications? An Experimental Study of Ethnic Discrimination in Hiring
(revised version published as: "Experimental evidence of discrimination in the hiring of first- and second-generation immigrants", Labour, 2010, 24(3), 263-278 )
3806  Martin Nordin
Inga Persson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Education-Occupation Mismatch: Is There an Income Penalty?
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29 (6), 1047-1059)
3799  Dan-Olof Rooth
Automatically Activated Stereotypes and Differential Treatment Against the Obese in Hiring
(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)
2775 
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Dan-Olof Rooth
Evidence of Unequal Treatment in Hiring against Obese Applicants: A Field Experiment
(revised version published as "Obesity, Attractiveness, and Differential Treatment in Hiring: A Field Experiment" in: Journal of Human Resources, 2009, 44(3), 710-735)
2764 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Dan-Olof Rooth
Implicit Discrimination in Hiring: Real World Evidence
(published as "Automatic associations and discrimination in hiring: Real world evidence" in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (3), 523-534)
2759 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Martin Nordin
Dan-Olof Rooth
The Income Gap Between Natives and Second Generation Immigrants in Sweden: Is Skill the Explanation?
(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)
2281  Magnus Carlsson
Dan-Olof Rooth
Evidence of Ethnic Discrimination in the Swedish Labor Market Using Experimental Data
(published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (4), 716-729)
 

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