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Espen Bratberg

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  • E-mailEspen.Bratberg@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 92 03+47 915 61 753
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckelsgate 14
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 BERGEN
  • Social Insurance
  • Labour Economics
  • Microeconometrics
Academic article
  • 2020. Health effects of reduced workload for older employees. Health Economics. 13 pages.
  • 2016. A comparison of intergenerational mobility curves in Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the US. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 72-101.
  • 2015. Worried sick? Worker responses to a financial shock. Labour Economics. 111-120.
  • 2015. Assessing the intergenerational correlation in disability pension recipiency. Oxford Economic Papers. 205-226.
  • 2014. Intergenerational Earnings Mobility and Divorce. Journal of Population Economics. 1107-1126.
  • 2014. Does paternity leave affect mothers' sickness absence? European Sociological Review. 500-511.
  • 2011. Gender differences in disability after sickness absence with musculoskeletal disorders: five-year prospective study of 37,942 women and 26,307 men. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 9 pages.
  • 2010. Has job stability decreased? Population data from a small open economy. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 163-183.
  • 2010. Has Job Stability Decreased? Population Data from a Small Open Economy. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 163-183.
  • 2009. Sickness absence with psychiatric diagnoses: Individual and contextual predictors of permanent disability. Health and Place. 308-314.
  • 2009. 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. 1519-1525.
  • 2008. Job losses and child outcomes. Labour Economics. 591-603.
  • 2008. Job losses and child outcomes. Labour Economics. 591-603.
  • 2008. Income effects of divorce in families with dependent children. Journal of Population Economics. 431-461.
  • 2007. Trends in intergenerational mobility across offspring's earnings distribution in Norway. Industrial Relations. 112-129.
  • 2007. Trends in intergenerational mobility across offspring's earnings distribution in Norway. Industrial Relations. 112-129.
  • 2005. Unemployment, labor force composition and sickness absence: a panel data study. Health Economics. 1087-1101.
  • 2005. Unemployment, labor force composition and sickness absence: a panel data study. Health Economics. 1087-1101.
  • 2005. Intergenerational earnings mobility in Norway: level and trends. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 419-435.
  • 2005. Intergenerational earnings mobility in Norway: Levels and trends. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 419-435.
  • 2005. Do voluntary international environmental agreements work? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 583-597.
  • 2005. A panel data study of physicians' labor supply: The case of Norway. Health Economics. 1035-1045.
  • 2004. Assessing the effects of an early retirement program. Journal of Population Economics. 387-408.
  • 2004. Assessing the effects of an early retirement program. Journal of Population Economics. 387-408.
  • 2003. Diagnosis and duration of sickness absence as predictors for disability pension: Results from a three-year, multi-register based and prospective study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 246-254.
  • 2002. The role of gender in long-term sickness absence and transitions to permanent disability benefits: results from a multiregister based, prospective study in Norway 1990-1995. European Journal of Public Health. 180-186.
  • 2002. Evaluating social policy by experimental and nonexperimental methods. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 147-171.
  • 2002. 'The double burden' - do combinations of career and family obligations increase sickness absence among women? European Sociological Review. 233-249.
  • 2001. Utdanning og etablering i arbeidsmarkedet. Søkelys på arbeidsmarkedet. 3-8.
  • 2001. Sosial utjevning og veksten i uføretrygden. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 169-182.
  • 2000. Transitions from school to work and the early labour market experience. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 909-929.
  • 2000. Transitions from school to work and the early labour market experience. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 909-929.
  • 2000. Spell durations with long unemployment insurance periods. Labour Economics. 153-180.
  • 2000. Spell durations with long unemployment insurance periods. Labour Economics. 153-180.
  • 2000. Hvorfor stiger sykefraværet i oppgangstider? HMT - Helsetjenesten Medisinsk Teknikk : helse, medisin, teknikk.
  • 2000. Hvorfor stiger sykefraværet i oppgangstider? HMT - Helsetjenesten Medisinsk Teknikk : helse, medisin, teknikk.
  • 2000. Hva kan forklare det økte sykefraværet? SNF Bulletin. 4-7.
  • 2000. Hva kan forklare det økte sykefraværet? Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse. 46-53.
  • 2000. Hva kan forklare det økte sykefraværet? Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse. 46-53.
  • 2000. Hva kan forklare det økte sykefraværet? SNF Bulletin. 4-7.
  • 1999. Disability Retirement in a Welfare State. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 97-114.
  • 1993. Dry chemistry instruments on primary care. I. Operating conditions and financial considerations. Family Practice. 124-130.
  • 1993. Dry chemistry in primary care. I. Operating conditions and financial considerations. Family Practice. 124-130.
Report
  • 2018. Health effects of reduced workload for older employees. .
  • 2017. The causal effect of workload on the labour supply of older employees. .
  • 2015. A comparison of intergenerational mobility curves in Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.S. .
  • 2013. Worried sick? Worker Responses to a Financial Shock. .
  • 2012. Worried sick? Worker responses to organizational turmoil. .
  • 2012. Veier til gradert eller full uførepensjon. .
  • 2012. Is recipiency of disability pension hereditary? .
  • 2012. Is Recipiency of Disability Pension Hereditary? 10. 10. .
  • 2011. Worried sick? Sickness absence during organizational turmoil. .
  • 2011. Intergenerational Earnings Mobility and Divorce. .
  • 2010. Teachers' sickness absence in primary schools: A panel data multilevel analysis. .
  • 2009. Does paternity leave affect mothers’ sickness absence? 6. 6. .
  • 2007. Kunnskapsoversikt om insentiv- og fordelingsvirkninger av trygdeordninger for midlertidig inntektssikring ved sykdom, rehabilitering, attføring og uførhet. .
  • 2007. Job losses and child outcomes. .
  • 2007. Job losses and child outcomes. 15. 15. .
  • 2007. Individual and contextual predictors of permanent disability after sickness absence with psychiatric diagnoses: Population based prospective cohort study. 80. 80. .
  • 2006. Musculoskeletal impairments and disability among women and men in the Norwegian working population: a multi-register based study 1997-2002. .
  • 2006. Musculoskeletal impairments and disability among women and men in the Norwegian working population. A national multi-register based study 1997-2002. .
  • 2006. Has job stability decreased in Norway? 27. 27. .
  • 2006. Has job stability decreased in Norway? .
  • 2005. Intergenerational mobility: trends across the earnings distribution. March. March. .
  • 2005. Intergenerational mobility: trends across the earnings distribution. .
  • 2005. Intergenerational mobility: Trends across the earnings distribution. .
  • 2005. Intergenerational mobility : trends across the earnings distribution. 6. 6. .
  • 2003. Do voluntary international environmental agreements work? 06/03. 06/03. .
  • 2003. Assessing changes in intergenerational earnings mobility. 797. 797. .
  • 2003. A panel data study of physicians' labor supply: The case of Norway. 01/03. 01/03. .
  • 2003. A panel data study of physicians labor supply: The case of Norway. 895. 895. .
  • 2002. Unemployment, labour force composition and sickness absence: a panel data study. 466. 466. .
  • 2002. Unemployment, labour force composition and sickness absence. A panel data study. 50. 50. .
  • 2002. Unemployment, labour force composition and sickness absence. A panel data study. 03/02. 03/02. .
  • 2002. Income effects of divorce in families with dependent children. 53. 53. .
  • 2002. Income effects of divorce in families with dependent children. 20/02. 20/02. .
  • 2002. Assessing changes in intergenerational earnings mobility. 26/02. 26/02. .
  • 2002. Assessing changes in intergenerational earnings mobility. 54. 54. .
  • 2001. Explaining off-farm labour supply: The importance of income. 9-2001. 9-2001. .
  • 2001. Diagnosis and duration in sickness-absence as predictors for disability pension. 47. 47. .
  • 2000. Sickness absence over the business cycle. 04/00. 04/00. .
  • 2000. Sickness absence over the business cycle. 0400. 0400. .
  • 2000. Insentivvirkninger i helserelaterte trygdeordninger. .
  • 2000. Insentivvirkninger i helserelaterte trygdeordninger. .
  • 2000. Evaluating social policy by experimental and nonexperimental methods. 17/00. 17/00. .
  • 2000. Evaluating social policy by experimental and nonexperimental methods. 1700. 1700. .
  • 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs. .
  • 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs. .
  • 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs. 10. 10. .
  • 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs. 4. 4. .
  • 1999. Levekår i barnefamilier etter skilsmisse. 1. 1. .
  • 1999. From Fixers to Floaters: An Empirical Analysis of the Decline in Fixed Exchange Rate Regimes 1973-1995. 1599. 1599. .
  • 1998. Transitions from school to work: Search time and job duration. 1998. 1998. .
  • 1998. Tidligpensjonering. En empirisk analyse. 11. 11. .
  • 1998. Kvinners sykefravær. 12. 12. .
  • 1998. "The double burden" - Are modern females overworked by career and family? 1698. 1698. .
  • 1996. Spell durations with long unemployment insurance period. 0196. 0196. .
  • 1996. Sickness duration and disability eligibility. 0996. 0996. .
  • 1994. Short run exits from long term sickness. .
  • 1992. Technological diffusion trough profit seeking and epidemic information processes. 7. 7. .
Lecture
  • 2014. Syk av bekymring? Sykefravær og finanskrise.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2014. Sjuk av bekymring? Sjukefråvær i organisasjonar i krise.
  • 2013. Krise kan gje kortare sjukefråvær.
  • 2011. Worried sick? Sickness absence under organizational turmoil.
  • 2008. Kan arbeidsmarkedspolitikken fremskynde tilbakevending til arbeidsmarkedet? Norske forskningsresultater.
  • 2008. Hva vet vi om sykefraværet?
  • 2007. Utstøtning blant yngre.
  • 2007. Utstøtning blant yngre.
  • 2000. Sickness absence and business cycles.
  • 2000. Evaluation in a changing welfare state: Experiments and accumulation of knowledge.
  • 1999. Utdanning, ungdom og overganger.
  • 1999. Sickness absenteeism: Sectoral and business cycle differences.
Academic lecture
  • 2017. The causal effect of workload on labour supply of older employees.
  • 2016. Effekter av redusert arbeidstid for eldre.
  • 2015. A Comparison of Intergenerational Mobility Curves in Germany, Norway, Sweden and the US .
  • 2014. Worried sick? Worker responses to a financial shock.
  • 2013. Worried sick? Sickness absence during organizational turmoil.
  • 2013. Syk av bekymring? Sykefravær i en krisetid.
  • 2013. Assessing the Intergenerational Correlation in Disability Pension Recipiency.
  • 2012. Worried sick?Sickness absence during organizational turmoil.
  • 2012. Worried sick? Sickness absence during organizational turmoil.
  • 2012. Is Recipiency of Disability Pension Hereditary?
  • 2011. Worried sick? Sickness absence during organizational turmoil.
  • 2011. Intergenerational earnings mobility and divorce.
  • 2010. Timing of School Tracking and High School Dropout. The Effect of a School Reform.
  • 2007. The gender-gap in musculoskeletal morbidity - biological or socioeconomic explanations?
  • 2007. Job losses and child outcomes.
  • 2007. Job losses and child outcomes.
  • 2006. Decreasing job stability in Norway?
  • 2006. Applications and awards for disability pensions: The Norwegian case.
  • 2006. Applications and awards for disability benefits.
  • 2005. Applications and awards for disability pensions: The Norwegian case.
  • 2005. Applications and awards for disability pensions: The Norwegian case.
  • 2005. Applications and awards for disability pensions: The Norwegian case.
  • 2004. Norge er i verdenstoppen i antall uføre. Hva kan årsakene være?
  • 2003. Overganger til uføretrygd estimert med registerdata.
  • 2003. Inntektsvirkninger av skilsmisse.
  • 2003. Do voluntary international enviromental agreements work?
  • 2003. Assessing the effects of an early retirement program.
  • 2003. Assessing changes in intergenerational earnings mobility.
  • 2003. Assessing changes in intergenerational earnings mobility.
  • 2003. Assessing changes in intergenerational earnings mobiility.
  • 2003. A panel data study of physicians' labor supply: The case of Norway.
  • 2003. A panel data study of physicians' labor supply: The case of Norway.
  • 2003. A panel data study of physicians' labor supply: The case of Norway.
  • 2002. Unemployment, labour force composition and sickness absence. A panel data study.
  • 2002. Sickness absence and unemployment. A panel data study.
  • 2002. Assessing changes in intergenerational earnings mobility.
  • 2001. The role of gender in long-term sickness absence and transition to disability pension.
  • 2001. Sykefravær og arbeidsledighet.
  • 2001. Sickness absence and unemployment. A panel data study.
  • 2001. Evaluating social policy by experimental and nonexperimental methods.
  • 2001. Empiriske resultater om sykmelding og uføretrygd.
  • 2000. Transitions from school to work: Search time and job duration.
  • 2000. Transitions from school to work: Search time and job duration.
  • 2000. Sickness absence over the business cycle.
  • 2000. Sickness absence over the business cycle.
  • 2000. Sickness absence and business cycles.
  • 2000. Evaluation in a changing welfare state: Experiments and accumulation of knowledge.
  • 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs.
  • 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs.
  • 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs.
  • 2000. Assessing the effects of early retirement programs.
  • 1999. Transitions from school to work: Search time and job duration.
  • 1999. Transitions from school to work. Search time and job duration.
  • 1999. Transitions from school to work. Search time and job duration.
  • 1999. Sickness absenteeism: Sectoral and business cycle differences.
  • 1999. Sickness absenteeism: Sectoral and business cycle differences.
  • 1998. Transitions from School to Work: Search Time and Job Duration".
  • 1998. 'The Double Burden' - Are Modern Females Overworked by Career and Family?
  • 1998. 'The Double Burden' - Are Modern Females Overworked by Career and Family?
Reader opinion piece
  • 2000. Skaper fattige fedre. Dagbladet.
Popular scientific article
  • 2004. Svingninger i sykefraværet: Er arbeidsledigheten avgjørende? Søkelys på arbeidsmarkedet. 3-12.
  • 2004. Svingninger i sykefraværet: Er arbeidsledigheten avgjørende? Søkelys på arbeidsmarkedet. 3-12.
Feature article
  • 2015. Norge er fortsatt på trygdetoppen. Aftenposten Viten.
  • 2013. Dagens unge kan bli nødt til å jobbe 165 timer mer i året. Bergens Tidende. 2 pages.
  • 2000. Skaper fattige fedre. Dagbladet.
  • 2000. Skaper fattige fedre. Dagbladet.
  • 1999. Levekår i barnefamilier etter skilsmisse. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • 1999. Anmeldt rapporten Levekår i barnefamilier etter skilsmisse. 2Foreldre.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2018. Four Essays on the Determinants of Human Capital Accumulation in Norway .
  • 2017. Causes and Consequences of Labor Market Mismatch and the Rise in Disability Insurance Receipt .
  • 2017. Aid and public debt: Essays on fo eign and domestic capital flows in developing countries .
  • 2008. Spatial Variation in Housing Prices: Econometric Analyses of Regional Housing Markets.
  • 2005. Economic evaluation of health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa : applied economic evaluations and studies on time preferences for health in Tanzania.
  • 1996. Incentives in social insurance.
Interview
  • 2014. Redsel for å miste jobben minskar sjukefråveret.
  • 2005. Vil neppe stå lenger i arbeidslivet. Stortingets pensjonskompromiss stimulerer ikke folk til å stå lenger i arbeidslivet.
  • 2005. Nettprat: Heller trygd enn dårlig jobb. Flere 30- og 40-åringer blir uføretrygdet.
  • 2005. Lettere å klatre sosialt. Fedrenes status betyr mindre enn før.
  • 2005. Heller trygd enn dårlig jobb. Flere 30- og 40-åringer blir uføretrygdet.
  • 2002. Postiv norsk rapport - Miljøavtaler virker.
  • 2002. Myter for fall i debatten om sykefravær.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2006. Avtakande jobbstabilitet i Noreg? 16 pages.
  • 2006. Avtakande jobbstabilitet i Noreg? 16 pages.
  • 2001. Økonomisk evaluering av rehabiliteringstiltak. 20 pages.
  • 2001. Økonomisk evaluering av rehabiliteringstiltak. 20 pages.
  • 1998. Økonomiske incentiver og tidligpensjonering. 32 pages.
Abstract
  • 2007. Individual and contextual determinants of long-term sickness absence and disability pensioning with psychiatric diagnoses: population-based prospective cohort study. European Journal of Public Health. 216-216.
Poster
  • 2012. Worried sick? Worker response to organizational turmoil.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Health effects of reduced workload for older employees. (With Tor Helge Holmås and Karin Monstad). Forthcoming in Health Economicshttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/hec.4002?af=R

A Comparison of Intergenerational Mobility Curves in Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.S. (With J Davies, M Nybom, B Mazumder, D Schnitzlein, K Vaage). Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 119(1), 72-101, 2017

Worried sick? Worker responses to a financial shock (with Karin Monstad). Labour Economics, 33, 111-120, 2015

Intergenerational correlation in disability benefits recipiency. Oxford Economic Papers, 67.(2)  205-226. 2015 (with Øivind A Nilsen and Kjell Vaage)

Does paternity leave affect mothers' sickness absence? European Sociological Review, 0(4), 500-511,  2014 (with Ghazala Naz). doi: 10.1093/esr/jcu058

Intergenerational Earnings Mobility and Divorce. Journal of Population Economics, 27(4), 2014, 1107-1126 (with Karsten Rieck and Kjell Vaage). Online version: http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00148-014-0515-y

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. 

WORK IN PROGRESS

Robert Manduca , Maximilian Hell, Adrian Adermon, Jo Blanden, Espen Bratberg, Anne Gielin, Hans van Kippersluis, Keun Bok Lee, Stephen Machin, Martin D. Munk, Martin Nybom, Yuri Ostrovsky, Sumaiya Rahman, and Outi Sirniö. Trends in Absolute Income Mobility in North America and Europe. IZA DP 13456

  • 1996 Dr polit (PhD), University of Bergen
  • 2004 Professor of Economics, University of Bergen