Department of Economics and Business Economics

Nabanita Datta Gupta


Nabanita Datta Gupta


PhD, Cornell University, 1992

Head of the PhD programme in Economics and Business Economics

Member of the Labour and Public Policy Section
Research Secretaries: Susan Stilling and Mette Vad Andersen

Research Interests

  • Labour Economics - wages, occupational choice, discrimination, child care, career mobility, time-use, education, personnel and behavioural aspects
  • Health Economics - health measurement, health determinants, health and labour outcomes
  • Economics of Ageing - retirement, pension systems
  • Development Economics - microanalyses, poverty, education

Selected Publications

  • Probabilities of Job Choice and Employer Selection and Male-Female Occupational Differences (1993). American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 57-61.
  • Children and Career Interruptions: The Family Gap in Denmark (2002) (with N. Smith). Economica, Vol. 69. No. 276, pp. 609-629.
  • Multivariate Mixed Proportional Hazard Modelling of the Joint Retirement of Married Couples (2004) (M.Y. An and B.J. Christensen). Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 687-704.
  • Swimming Upstream, Floating Downstream: Comparing Women's Wage Progress in the U.S. and Denmark (2006) (R.L. Oaxaca and N. Smith). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 243-266.
  • Non-Cognitive Child Outcomes and Universal High-Quality Child Care (2010) (with M. Simonsen). Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 94, Issues 1-2, pp. 30-43.
  • The Impact of Health on Individual Retirement Plans: Self-reported vs. Diagnostic Measures (2010) (with M. Larsen). Health Economics, Vol. 19(7), pp. 792-813.
  • Gender matching and competitiveness - experimental evidence (2013) (with A. Poulsen and M.C. Villeval). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 816-835.

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