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Espen Bratberg


Institutt for økonomi

Stilling: professor

Telefon: 55 58 92 03

Mobiltelefon: 915 61 753 SMS


Besøksadresse: Fosswinckelsgate 14

  • Trygdeøkonomi
  • Arbeidsmarkedsøkonomi
  • Mikroøkonometri
  • 1996 Dr polit i samfunnsøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen
  • 2004 Professor i samfunnsøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen

Publikasjoner i Cristin


Intergenerational Earnings Mobility and Divorce. Journal of Population Economics, forthcoming. (with Karsten Rieck and Kjell Vaage).

Gender differences in disability after sickness absence with musculoskeletal disorders. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 12 (37), 2011, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/12/37. (With Sturla Gjesdal and John G Mæland)

Has job stability decreased? Population data from a small open economy. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 112 (1), 163-183, 2010. (With Kjell G Salvanes and Kjell Vaage)

Musculoskeletal impairments in the Norwegian working population: the prognostic role of diagnoses and socioeconomic status. A prospective study of sickness absence and transition to disability pension. Spine, 34(14), 2009, 1519-1525. (With Sturla Gjesdal and John G Mæland.) 

Sickness absence with psychiatric diagnoses: Individual and contextual predictors of permanent disability. Health and Place, 15(1), 2009, 308-314. (With Sturla Gjesdal and John G Mæland.)   

Job losses and child outcomes. Labour Economics, 15, 2008, 591-603. (With Øivind A Nilsen and Kjell Vaage.)  

Income effects of divorce in families with dependent children. Journal of Population Economics, 21(2), 2008, 439-461. (With Sigve Tjøtta) 

Trends in intergenerational mobility across offspring's earnings distribution in Norway. Industrial Relations, 46(1), 2007, 112-129. (With Øivind A. Nilsen and Kjell Vaage.) 

Do voluntary international environmental agreements work? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 50(3), 2005, 583-597. (With Sigve Tjøtta and Torgeir Øines.) 

Intergenerational earnings mobility in Norway: Levels and trends. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 107(3), 2005, 419-435. (With Øivind A. Nilsen and Kjell Vaage.) 

Unemployment, labor force composition and sickness absence: A panel data study. Health Economics, 14(11), 2005, 1087-1101. (With Jan Erik Askildsen and Øivind Anti Nilsen.) 

A panel data study of physicians' labor supply: The case of Norway. Health Economics, 14 (10), 2005, 1035-1045. (With Badi H. Baltagi and Tor Helge Holmås.) 

Assessing the effects of an early retirement program. Journal of Population Economics, 17(3), 2004, 387 - 408. (With Tor Helge Holmås and Øystein Thøgersen.) 

Diagnosis and duration in sick-absence as predictors for disability pension. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 31(3), 2003, 246-254. (With Sturla Gjesdal.) 

The role of gender in long-term sickness absence and transition to permanent disability benefits. Results from a multiregister based, prospective study in Norway 1990-1995. European Journal of Public Health,  12(3), 2002, 180-186. (With Sturla Gjesdal.) 

'The double burden' - Do combinations of career and family obligations increase sickness absence among women? European Sociological Review, 18(2), 2002, 233-249. (With Svenn-Åge Dahl and Alf Erling Risa.) 

Evaluating social policy by experimental and nonexperimental methods. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 104 (1), 147-171, 2002. (With Astrid Grasdal and Alf Erling Risa.) 

Transitions from school to work: Search time and job duration. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 62, 2000, 909-929. (With Øivind Anti Nilsen.) 

Spell durations with long unemployment insurance periods. Labour Economics, 7 (2),  153-180, 2000. (With Kjell Vaage.) 

Disability retirement in a welfare state. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 101(1), 1999, 97-114. 



Intergenerational correlation in disability benefits receipt (with Øivind A Nilsen and Kjell Vaage). Dept of Economics Working Paper 07-2012


Worried sick? Worker responses to organizational turmoil (with Karin Monstad). Dept of Economics Working Paper 08-2012


Variation in sickness absenteeism between the primary school teachers in Norway: A panel data multilevel analysis (with Tor Helge Holmås, Kamrul Islam and Kjell Vaage). Dept of Economics Working Paper 01-2010


Does paternity leave affect mothers’ sickness absence? (with Ghazala Naz)


Timing of high school tracking and high school dropout (with Kjell G Salvanes and Kjell Vaage)