PhD, University of Wisconsin
MA, University of Oslo, Norway
BA, University of Oslo, Norway
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 Quarterly; American Journal of Sociology; Sociological Methods and Research; Sociological Methodology; Acta Sociologica; Rationality and Society; Tidsskrifr for Samfunnsforskning; Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
Current Research and Interests
Comparative gender inequality in the workplace
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