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Trond Petersen

Trond K. Petersen

Professor 
Associate Dean of the Division of Social Sciences
Haas Management of Organizations Group
510-642-6423
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Academic Status: On duty
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)

Education

BA, University of Oslo, Norway
MA, University of Oslo, Norway
PhD, University of Wisconsin


Positions Held

At Haas since 1988
1988 - present, Professor, UC Berkeley
1996 - 1997, Professor, University of Oslo, Norway
1992 - 1993, Professor, University of Oslo, Norway
1985 - 1998, Professor, Harvard University
1976 - 1988, Assistant Professor, Harvard University


External Service and Assignments

  • Member: American, British, Norwegian and Scandinavian Sociological Associations
  • Member: Population Association of America; American Statistical Association; Norwegian Economic Association; American Economic Association; Economic Association; Econometric Society; Academy of Management
  • Deputy Editor, American Sociological Review
  • Editorial Board: Administrative Science QuarterlyAmerican Journal of SociologySociological Methods and ResearchSociological MethodologyActa SociologicaRationality and SocietyTidsskrifr for SamfunnsforskningResearch in Social Stratification and Mobility

Current Research and Interests

  • Comparative gender inequality in the workplace
  • Hiring
  • Promotions
  • Wages
  • Quantitative methods

Selected Papers and Publications

  • "Endogeneity," in International Encyclopedia in the Social Sciences. Blackwell Publishers, 2001
  • "The Gender Wage Gap: Unequal Pay for the Same Work," in Social Stratification, A Reader, edited by David Grusky. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.
  • "Offering a Job: Meritocracy and Social Networks," with Ishak Saporta and Marc-David Seidel. American Journal of Sociology 106, no. 3 (November 2000).
  • "More Glory and Less Injustice: The Class Ceiling in Sweden 1970-1990," with Eva Meyersson. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 17 (1999): 199-261.
  • "Organizational Structure, Determinants of Promotion, and Gender Differences in Attainment," with Seymour Spilerman. Social Science Research 28 (1999): 203-227.
  • "Within-Job Wage Discrimination and the Gender Wage Gap, The Case of Norway," with Vemund Snartland, Lars-Erik Becken, and Karen Modesta Olsen. European Sociological Review 13, no. 2: 199-213.
  • "Lika lon for lika arbete," (in Swedish), with Eva Meyersson and Trond Petersen, in Kvinnorsoch mansloner – varfor sa olika? SOU no. 136 (1997): 104-125.

Teaching

  • Social Stratification, Soc 130 
  • Class and Social Stratification, Soc 280G

Honors and Awards

  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, PhD Program, 1992, 1994
  • Elected Member to Sociological Research Association



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