Tor Eriksson

PhD, Professor

Tor Eriksson


Professor, Dr.Pol.
Head of Section - Industrial Organisation and Trade


  • Labour Economics, in particular Personnel Economics
  • Intergenerational Mobility
  • Health Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Google h-score 30; i10-score: 51


Bachelor Level

  • Microeconomics

Master Level

  • Economics of Human Resources, Personnel Economics (MBA, FMOL)
  • Doing Business with China

PhD level

  • Topics in Personnel and Labour Economics (Univ. Zurich)

Nyere publikationer

  • Saving Face and Group Identity. forthcoming in Experimental Economics (with L. Mao and M.C. Villeval)
  • Off-farm Employment and Time Allocation in On-farm Work in Rural China from Gender Perspective. China Economic Review, 2016, 41, 34-45 (with Y. Bai, L. Zhang and W. Su)
  • How Off-farm Employment Affects Technical Efficiency of China's Farms: The Case of Jiangsu. China & World Economy 2016, 24, 37-51 (with L. Zhang, W, Su and C. Liu)
  • Inter- and Intra-Firm Mobility of Workers, in: G. Cooper and G. Saridakis (eds.), Research Handbook on Employee Turnover, Edward Elgar, 2016, pp. 127-153
  • God ledelse og god performance i danske virksomheder og organisationer. (with V. Smith). Se:
  • Intergenerational Inequality of Health in China, China Economic Review 2014, 31, 392-409 (with J. Pan and X. Qin)
  • Wages or Fringes: Some Evidence on Trade-offs and Sorting, Journal of Labor Economics 2014 (32:4), 899-928 (with N. Kristensen)
  • Life Cycle Development of Obesity and Its Determinants in Six European Countries, Economics and Human Biology 2014 (14), 62-78 (with S. Cavaco and A. Skalli)
  • Firm-level Innovation Activity, Employee Turnover and HRM Practices – Evidence from Chinese Firms, China Economic Review 2014 (30), 583-597(with Z. Qin and W. Wang)
  • Macroeconomic Shocks and Firms' Labor Adjustment, Finnish Economic Papers 2013, 26(1), 25-35
  • High Performance Management Practices and Employee Outcomes in Denmark, Scottish Journal of Political Economy 2013, 60(3), 232-266 (with A. Cristini and D. Pozzoli)
  • Increased Sorting and Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic: New Evidence Using Linked Employer-Employee Dataset, Economics of Transition 2013, 21(2), 357-380 (with M. Pytlikova and F. Warzynski)
  • HRM Practices and the Within-Firm Gender Wage Gap, British Journal of Industrial Relations 2012 (50:3), 554-580 (with N. Datta Gupta)
  • Progression of HR Practices in Danish Firms during Two Decades, Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms, 2012, Vol. 13, 237-266
  • The Role of Family Background for Earnings in Rural China, Frontiers of Economics in China, 2012 (7:3), 465-477 (with Y. Zhang)
  • Healthy Personnel Policies, International Journal of Manpower, 2012 (33:3), 233-245
  • Attracting Public Service Motivated Employees: How to Design Compensation Packages, International Review of Administrative Sciences, 2012 (78), 615-641 (with L. B. Andersen, N. Kristensen and L. H. Pedersen)
  • Respect and Relational Contracts, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2012 (81), 286-298 (with M.C. Villeval)
  • Incentive Contracts and Time Use, Electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, 2011 (8:1), 1-32 (with J. Ortega)
  • Foreign Ownership and Wages in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Czech Republic, Economics of Transition 2011 (19:2), 371-395 (with M. Pytliková)
  • Guest Editor of Volume 11 of Advances in Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2010
  • Inequality of Opportunity and Income Inequality in Nine Chinese Provinces, China Economic Review, 2010 (21), 607-616 (with Y. Zhang)
  • Unemployment and Mental Disorders - Evidence from Danish Panel Data, International Journal of Mental Health, 2010 (39:2), 56-74 (with E. Agerbo. P.B. Mortensen and N. Westergård-Nielsen)
  • Labour Market Outcomes of Internationalization - What Have We Learnt from Analyses of Microdata on Firms and Their Employees?, in: D. Marsden and F. Rycx (eds.), Wage Structures, Employment Adjustments and Globalization: Evidence from Linked and Firm-level Panel Data Sets. Palgrave Mcmillan, 2010, 221-243.
  • Working at the Boundary between Market and Flexicurity: Housekeeping in Danish Hotels,International Labour Review, 2009 (148:4), 357-373 (with J. Li).
  • Small Open Economy Firms in International Trade: Evidence from Danish Transactions-Level Data, Danish Economic Journal (Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift), 2009 (147), 175-194 (with V. Smeets and F. Warzynski)
  • Feedback and Incentives: Experimental Evidence, Labour Economics, 2009 (16), 679-688 (with A. Poulsen and M. C. Villeval).
  • Productivity Differences in an International Pharmaceutical Firm”, chapter in: R. Freeman and K. Shaw (eds.), International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms. University of Chicago Press and National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009, 173-192 (with N. Westergård-Nielsen).
  • Tournaments, in: S. Durlauf and L. Blume (eds.), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd (online) edition ( Palgrave Macmillan,2009,doi:10.1057/9780230226203.1898.
  • Does Self-Selection Improve the Efficiency of Tournaments?, Economic Inquiry, 2009 (47), 530-48 (with S. Teyssier and M. C. Villeval).
  • Wage and Labor Mobility in Denmark, 1980-2000, in: E. Lazear and K. Shaw (eds.), The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison. University of Chicago Press and National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009, 101 - 123 (with N. Westergård-Nielsen).
  • Performance-Pay, Sorting and Social Motivation, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008 (68), 412-421 (with M. C. Villeval).
  • Marital Sorting, Household Labor Supply, and Intergenerational Earnings Mobility across Countries (with O. Raaum, B. Bratsberg, K. Røed, E. Österbacka, M. Jäntti and R. Naylor), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 7: Iss. 2(Advances), Article 7. Available at:
  • Restructuring Meets Flexicurity: Housekeeping Work in Danish Hotels (with J. Li), chapter in : N. Westergaaard-Nielsen (ed.), Low-Wage Work in Denmark. The Russell Sage Foundation Case Studies of Job Quality in Advanced Economies. Russell Sage Foundation; New York, 2008, 186-217.
  • Nonlinearity in Intergenerational Earnings Mobility: Consequences for Cross-Country Comparisons (with B Bratsberg, K Røed, O Raaum, M Jäntti, R Naylor and E Österbacka), Economic Journal, 2007 (117), C72-C92.

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