Erling Barth
Research Fellow

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Barth Erling Barth is Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research (ISF) in Oslo and Professor II at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, associated with the center Equality, Social Organsization and Performance (ESOP). He is Research Economist at NBER, Cambridge, MA, and Wertheim Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard University. His PhD is from the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo. He has been Research Associate at the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California at Berkeley (1991-92) and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics, Harvard University and the NBER in Cambridge, MA (1998-99, 2008-10). He has been an editor and co-editor of the Nordic Journal of Political Economy and of Søkelys på arbeidsmarkedet (Spotlight on the labour market).

He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE)(2000-08).

His research interests include education, productivity, technological change, the wage structure, gender wage differentials, labour mobility, firms’ behaviour and the impact of labour market institutions. His research is published in the American Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, the American Journal of Political Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review among others.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2004.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11111  Erling Barth
Alex Bryson
Harald Dale-Olsen
Union Density, Productivity and Wages
10974  Erling Barth
Sari Pekkala Kerr
Claudia Olivetti
The Dynamics of Gender Earnings Differentials: Evidence from Establishment Data
8437  Erling Barth
Alex Bryson
James C. Davis
Richard B. Freeman
It's Where You Work: Increases in Earnings Dispersion across Establishments and Individuals in the U.S.
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2106, 34 (2), s67-s97 )
6494  Erling Barth
Karl Ove Moene
The Equality Multiplier: How Wage Setting and Welfare Spending Make Similar Countries Diverge
4137  Erling Barth
Bernt Bratsberg
Torbjørn Haegeland
Oddbjørn Raaum
Performance Pay and Within-Firm Wage Inequality
(published as 'Performance Pay, Union Bargaining and Within-Firm Wage Inequality' in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 74 (3), 327 - 362)
3930  Erling Barth
Harald Dale-Olsen
Monopsonistic Discrimination, Worker Turnover, and the Gender Wage Gap
(published in: Labour Economics, 2009, 16 (5), 589-597)
2181  Erling Barth
Claudio Lucifora
Wage Dispersion, Markets and Institutions: The Effects of the Boom in Education on the Wage Structure
2142  Erling Barth
Bernt Bratsberg
Torbjørn Haegeland
Oddbjørn Raaum
Who Pays for Performance?
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2008, 20 (1), 8-29)
1893  Erling Barth
Tone Ognedal
Unreported Labour
1888  Erling Barth
Harald Dale-Olsen
Employer Size or Skill-Group Size Effect on Wages?
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2011, 64(2), 341-355)