University of Gothenburg
Labor economists investigate how labor markets work

Labor and applied microeconomics

Labor economists investigate a wide range of questions aimed at understanding how labor markets work, and how public policies may interact with labor market choices and outcomes.

Labor economics is a growing field at the University of Gothenburg, with a number of international hires in the last five years.

Research interests

Research interests in the group are diverse and currently emphasize the following sub-topics of labour economics: economics of education, economics of crime, discrimination, peer effects and networks, early life interventions, intergenerational mobility, job search and matching, and welfare participation. These questions are studied in numerous countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Romania, using methods ranging from structural and reduced form econometrics to field experiments.