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Trond Petersen

Trond K. Petersen

Associate Dean of the Division of Social Sciences
Haas Management of Organizations Group
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Academic Status: On duty
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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.


  • 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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