Erling Barth

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Position Research Professor
Degree Dr. polit.
Contact +47 930 91 410 erling.barth@samfunnsforskning.no

Economist doing research on technology, labor markets and the welfare state

Erling Barth is Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research in Oslo and Professor II at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, affiliated with ESOP. His PhD is from the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo. He is Wertheim Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard University, Research Economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) at Cambridge, MA, and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour, IZA, in Bonn.

His research interests include technological change and its effects on the labor market, the impact of labor market institutions, inequality and the wage structure, employment, the economics of the welfare state, gender wage differentials, immigration, ownership, labor mobility, and firms’ behavior.

He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), co-editor of the Nordic Journal of Political Economy, of Søkelys på arbeidslivet (Spotlight on the Labor Market), and member of the international advisory board of the British Journal of Industrial Relations. He is co-author of a University-level textbook on Labor market economics in Norwegian.

His research has been published in numerous international high impact journals: 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, Manchester School, Research in Labor Economics, International Journal of Manpower, and Kyklos among other places. See CV for a complete list.

Tags: Working Life, Gender Equality, Digitalization

Publications

  • Barth, Erling; Davis, James Creece & Freeman, Richard (2018). Augmenting the Human Capital Earnings Equation With Measures of Where People Work. Journal of Labor Economics.  36, s S71- S97 . doi: 10.1086/694187 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling & Ognedal, Tone (2018). Tax evasion in firms. Labour.  32(1), s 23- 44 . doi: 10.1111/labr.12111
  • Barth, Erling; Davis, James Creece; Freeman, Richard & Kerr, Sari Pekkala (2017). Weathering the Great Recession: Variation in Employment Responses, by Establishments and Countries. The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.  3(3), s 50- 69 . doi: 10.7758/rsf.2017.3.3.03 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2017). Reell eller Ideell Konkurranse. Samfunnsøkonomen.  131(2), s 92- 102 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Goldin, Claudia; Kerr, Sari Pekkala; Olivetti, Claudia & Barth, Erling (2017). The Expanding Gender Earnings Gap: Evidence from the LEHD-2000 Census. The American Economic Review.  107(5), s 110- 114 . doi: 10.1257/aer.p20171065 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Barth, Erling; Bryson, Alex; Davis, James C. & Freeman, Richard (2016). It's Where You Work: Increases in the Dispersion of Earnings across Establishments and Individuals in the United States. Journal Labor Economics.  34(2), s S67- S97 . doi: 10.1086/684045 Show summary
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2016). The Equality Multiplier: How Wage Compression and Welfare Empowerment Interact. Journal of the European Economic Association.  14(5), s 1011- 1037 . doi: 10.1111/jeea.12163 Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Schøne, Pål & von Simson, Kristine (2016). Sammenhengen mellom ferdigheter fra ungdomsskolen og ferdigheter i PIAAC-undersøkelsen. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.  33(4), s 349- 359 . doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-7989-2016-04-04
  • Albæk, Karsten; Asplund, Rita; Barth, Erling; Lindahl, Lena & von Simson, Kristine (2015). Ungdomsarbeidsløshet i Norden. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.  32(1-2), s 78- 90 Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Bratsberg, Bernt & Raaum, Oddbjørn (2015). Prestasjonslønn i nye former, I: Harald Dale-Olsen (red.),  Norsk arbeidsliv i turbulente tider.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-47881-7.  Kapittel 6.  s 121 - 136
  • Barth, Erling; Finseraas, Henning & Moene, Karl Ove (2015). Political Reinforcement: How Rising Inequality Curbs Manifested Welfare Generosity. American Journal of Political Science.  59(3), s 565- 577 . doi: 10.1111/ajps.12129 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2015). Missing the Link? On the Political Economy of Nordic Egalitarianism, In Torben M. Andersen; U. Michael Bergman & Svend E. Hougaard Jensen (ed.),  Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-871710-2.  Chapter 3.  s 50 - 68
  • Barth, Erling; Moene, Karl Ove & Pedersen, Axel West (2015). Trygd og sysselsetting i et internasjonalt perspektiv, I: Ann-Helén Bay; Anniken Hagelund & Aksel Hatland (red.),  For mange på trygd? : Velferdspolitiske spenninger.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-49470-4.  Kapittel 7.  s 153 - 170
  • Barth, Erling & Nergaard, Kristine (2015). Kollektive partsforhold: Status quo eller endring?, I: Harald Dale-Olsen (red.),  Norsk arbeidsliv i turbulente tider.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-47881-7.  Kapittel 4.  s 83 - 104
  • Nergaard, Kristine; Barth, Erling & Dale-Olsen, Harald (2015). Lavere organisasjonsgrad, et spørsmål om nykommere?. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.  32(1-2), s 91- 110 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Albæk, Karsten; Asplund, Rita; Barth, Erling & von Simson, Kristine (2014). Early School leaving and Labour market prospects, In Tarmo Valkonen & Vesa Vihriälä (ed.),  The Nordic model - challenged but capable of reform.  Nordic Council of Ministers.  ISBN 978-92-893-2778-7.  Kapittel 6.  s 235 - 259
  • Barth, Erling; Hardoy, Ines; Schøne, Pål & Østbakken, Kjersti Misje (2014). Hva betyr høy yrkesdeltakelse for kjønnssegregering?, I: Liza Reisel & Mari Teigen (red.),  Kjønnsdeling og etniske skiller på arbeidsmarkedet.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-48088-9.  Kapittel 6.  s 108 - 118
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2014). When Institutions Reciprocate: Turning European Social Models Around, In Jon Erik Dølvik & Andrew (Harvard CES) Martin (ed.),  European Social Models from Crisis to Crisis. Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-871796-6.  Chapter 10.  s 306 - 324
  • Barth, Erling; Moene, Karl Ove & Willumsen, Fredrik (2014). The Scandinavian model-An interpretation. Journal of Public Economics.  117(Sept.), s 60- 72 . doi: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.04.001 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Cappelen, Alexander Wright & Ognedal, Tone (2013). Fair tax evasion. Nordic Journal of Political Economy.  38, s 1- 16 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2013). Why do small open economies have such small wage differentials?. Nordic Economic Policy Review.  1, s 139- 170
  • Barth, Erling & von Simson, Kristine (2013). Ulike veier gjennom videregående: Hva skjer de neste ti årene?. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.  30(4), s 313- 333
  • Bryson, Alex; Barth, Erling & Dale-Olsen, Harald (2013). The Effects of Organizational Change on Worker Well-being and the Moderating Role of Trade Unions. Industrial & labor relations review.  66(4), s 989- 1011 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Barth, Erling; Bratsberg, Bernt; Hægeland, Torbjørn & Raaum, Oddbjørn (2012). Performance pay, union bargaining and within-firm wage inequality. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.  74(3), s 327- 362 . doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00656.x Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Bratsberg, Bernt & Raaum, Oddbjørn (2012). Immigrant wage profiles within and between establishments. Labour Economics.  19(4), s 541- 556 . doi: 10.1016/j.labeco.2012.05.009
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2012). Employment as a Price or a Prize of Equality: A Descriptive Analysis. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies.  2(2), s 5- 33
  • Barth, Erling & Schøne, Pål (2012). Best på skolen. Best på jobben?. Samfunnsøkonomen.  126(9), s 14- 25 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bryson, Alex; Barth, Erling & Dale-Olsen, Harald (2012). Do higher wages come at a price?. Journal of Economic Psychology.  33(1), s 251- 263 . doi: 10.1016/j.joep.2011.10.005 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Barth, Erling; Asplund, Rita; Lundborg, Per & Nilsen, Kjersti Misje (2011). Polarization of the Nordic Labour Markets. Finnish economic papers.  24(2), s 87- 110
  • Barth, Erling & Dale-Olsen, Harald (2011). Employer Size or Skill Group Size Effect on Wages?. Industrial & labor relations review.  64(2), s 341- 355
  • Barth, Erling (2010). Den Norske Likelønnskommisjonen og Lønnsdannelsen i Offentlig Sektor. Samfundsøkonomen.  (4), s 38- 43
  • Barth, Erling (2010). Ligeløn : Analyser og tiltag, I: Mette Deding & Helle Holt (red.),  Hvorfor har vi lønforskelle mellem kvinder og mænd? : En antologi om ligeløn i Danmark.  SFI-Det nationale forskningscenter for velfærd.  ISBN 978-87-7487-972-5.  Kapittel.  s 219 - 237
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2010). Små lønnsforskjeller og store velferdsstater :. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.  27(1/2), s 77- 86
  • Barth, Erling & Dale-Olsen, Harald (2009). Monopsonistic Discrimination, Worker Turnover, and the Gender Wage Gap. Labour Economics.  16(5), s 589- 597 . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2009.02.004
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2009). The Equality Mulitplier. NBER technical working paper series.  (15076)
  • Moene, Karl Ove; Mehlum, Halvor; Barth, Erling; Lind, Jo Thori & Krüger, Ingrid (2009). Den skandinaviske modellen og økonomisk ulikhet, I: Ådne Cappelen (red.),  Fordelingsutvalget.  Finansdepartementet.  ISBN 978-82-583-1016-4.  3.  s 328 - 351
  • Barth, Erling; Bratsberg, Bernt; Hægeland, Torbjørn & Raaum, Oddbjørn (2008). Who Pays for Performance?. International journal of manpower.  29(1), s 8- 29
  • Barth, Erling; Gulbrandsen, Trygve Jens & Schøne, Pål (2005). "Family ownership and productivity. The role of owner-management". Journal of Corporate Finance.  11(1-2), s 107- 127
  • Barth, Erling & Ringdal, Kristen (2005). Fleksibel arbeidsorganisering 1997 – 2003, I: Hege Torp (red.),  Nytt arbeidsliv. Medvirkning, inkludering og belønning.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 82-05-33844-2.  Kapittel.
  • Barth, Erling; Gulbrandsen, Trygve Jens & Schøne, Pål (2002). Familieeierskap og produktivitet. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.  2002(19)
  • Asplund, Rita; Barth, Erling; Grand, Carl le; Mastekaasa, Arne & Westergård-Nielsen, Niels (1996). Wage distribution across individuals, In Eskil Wadensjö (ed.),  The Nordic Labour Markets in the 1990's.  North-Holland, Amsterdam.  ISBN 0-444-82488-X.  Kap..  s 9 - 53
  • Barth, Erling & Mastekaasa, Arne (1996). Decomposing the male-female wage gap. Within and between establishment differences. Labour (St. Catharines).  10(2), s 339- 356
  • Barth, Erling & Zweimüller, Josef (1995). Relative Wages under Decentralized and Corporatist Bargaining Systems. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.  97(3), s 369- 384 Show summary
  • Mehlum, Halvor & Barth, Erling (1993). Lønnsforskjeller i Norge 1980–1991. Søkelys på arbeidsmarkedet.  1

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  • Dolton, Peter; Asplund, Rita & Barth, Erling (ed.) (2009). Education and Inequality across Europe. Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 1847205887.  350 s.
  • Barth, Erling; Moene, Karl-Ove & Wallerstein, Michael (2003). Likhet under press. Utfordringer for den skandinaviske fordelingsmodellen. Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 8205323798.  144 s.

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  • Dale-Olsen, Harald; Strøm, Marte; Østbakken, Kjersti Misje & Barth, Erling (2018). Avtaleformer, lønnsvekst og lønnsspredning. Rapport – Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2018:5. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Kerr, Sari Pekkala & Olivetti, Claudia (2017). The Dynamics of Gender Earnings Differentials: Evidence from Establishment Data. Show summary
  • Østbakken, Kjersti Misje; Reisel, Liza; Schøne, Pål; Barth, Erling & Hardoy, Ines (2017). Kjønnssegregering og mobilitet i det norske arbeidsmarkedet. Rapport – Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2017:09.
  • Barth, Erling; Davis, James C.; Freeman, Richard & Kerr, Sari Pekkala (2016). Weathering the Great Recession: Variation in Employment Responses by Establishments and Countries. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Davis, James Creece & Freeman, Richard (2016). Augmenting the Human Capital Earnings Equation with Measures of Where People Work. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Jon Marius, Vaag Iversen; Schøne, Pål; von Simson, Kristine & Strøm, Bjarne (2016). Sammenhengen mellom ferdigheter og arbeidsmarkedssituasjon for utsatte grupper. Rapport - Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2016:11. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Albæk, Karsten; Asplund, Rita; Lindahl, Lena; von Simson, Kristine & Vanhala, Pekka (2015). Youth Unemployment and Inactivity. A comparison of School to work transitions and Labour market outcomes in four Nordic countries. TemaNord. 548.
  • Barth, Erling; Bryson, Alex; Davis, James C. & Freeman, Richard (2014). It's Where You Work: Increases in Earnings Dispersion across Establishments and Individuals in the U.S.
  • Strøm, Marte; Barth, Erling & Schøne, Pål (2014). Er lønnsgapet mellom kvinner og men i ferd med å lukkes?.
  • Barth, Erling; Cappelen, Alexander Wright & Ognedal, Tone (2013). Fair tax evasion. NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers. 11. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Hardoy, Ines; Schøne, Pål & Østbakken, Kjersti Misje (2013). Lønnsforskjeller mellom kvinner og menn : Hva har skjedd på 2000-tallet?. Rapport - Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2013:007. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2012). The Equality Multiplier: How Wage Setting and Welfare Spending Make Similar Countries Diverge". IZA Discussion Papers. 6494.
  • Ognedal, Tone; Barth, Erling & Cappelen, Alexander Wright (2008). Norms and Tax Evasion. Rapport / Report (Frischsenteret). 4.
  • Barth, Erling & Schøne, Pål (2006). Nyere emner i arbeidsmarkedsøkonomien. Rapport - Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2006:011. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Cappelen, Alexander & Ognedal, Tone (2005). Fair Tax Evasion.
  • Barth, Erling; Røed, Marianne & Schøne, Pål (2004). Lønnsutviklingen for funksjonærer i offentlig og privat sektor 1997–2001. Rapport - Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2004:003. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Røed, Marianne; Schøne, Pål & Torp, Hege (2004). Arbeidsmarkedet for akademikere. Rapport - Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2004:009. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Erling; Bratsberg, Bernt; Naylor, Robin A. & Raaum, Oddbjørn (2002). Explaining variations in wage curves. Theory and evidence. Memorandum / Økonomisk institutt, UiO. 03/2002.
  • Barth, Erling; Bratsberg, Bernt & Raaum, Oddbjørn (2002). Local unemployment and the earnings assimilation of immigrants in Norway. Memorandum / Økonomisk institutt, UiO. 19/2002.
  • Barth, Erling; Bratsberg, Bernt & Raaum, Oddbjørn (2002). Local unemployment and the relative wages of immigrants. Evidence from the current population surveys. Memorandum / Økonomisk institutt, UiO. 20/2002.
  • Torp, Hege & Barth, Erling (2001). Actual and Preferred Working Time : Regulations, incentives and the present debate on working time in Norway. Rapport - Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2001:003. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Barth, Erling (1993). Pay differentials and baraining institutions. Five essays on wage determination with empirical evidence from Norway. Økonomiske doktoravhandlinger. 16/1993.

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  • Barth, Erling; Goldin, Claudia; Kerr, Sari Pekkala & Olivetti, Claudia (2017). The Average Mid-Forties Male College Graduate Earns 55% More Than His Female Counterparts. Harvard Business Review.  2017(06)
  • Reisel, Liza; Østbakken, Kjersti Misje; Barth, Erling; Schøne, Pål & Hardoy, Ines (2017). Occupational Segregation in Europe - Dissentangling the Role of Paid and Unpaid Work.
  • Barth, Erling (2015). monopsonistic discrimination and the gender wage gap, In Steven N. Durlauf & Lawrence E. Blume (ed.),  The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Online Edition.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9780230226388.  Kapittel.
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2015). Likhetsmultiplikatoren: Lønn og politikk i velferdsstaten. Samfunnsøkonomen.  (5), s 58- 59
  • Dale-Olsen, Harald; Bryson, Alex & Barth, Erling (2015). Do Unions Kill Innovation?.
  • Barth, Erling; Schøne, Pål & Østbakken, Kjersti Misje (2014). Hva betyr kjønnssegregering for lønn?, I: Liza Reisel & Mari Teigen (red.),  Kjønnsdeling og etniske skiller på arbeidsmarkedet.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-48088-9.  11.  s 205 - 232
  • Finseraas, Henning; Barth, Erling; Moene, Karl Ove & Østbakken, Kjersti Misje (2014). Insurance or redistribution motives? Behaviors and beliefs in the welfare state.
  • Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove (2013). Globalization, labour market institutions and wage structure. Nordic Economic Policy Review.  1, s 7- 10
  • Barth, Erling (2012). Snur trenden for europeiske velferdsstater?.
  • Barth, Erling & von Simson, Kristine (2012). Ungdomsarbeidsledighet og konjunkturer. Økonomiske analyser.  (5), s 38- 45 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Barth, Erling & Børing, Pål (2002). Utviklingen i lønnsstrukturen 1995-2000. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.  19(1), s 45- 54
  • Barth, Erling; Gulbrandsen, Trygve Jens & Schøne, Pål (2002). Family ownership and productivity The role of owner-management.

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