Department of Economics and Business Economics

Tor Eriksson

Professor Emeritus

Tor Eriksson

Professor Emeritus, Dr.Pol.
MSc, Åbo Akademi University, 1976
PhD, Åbo Akademi University, 1986

Member of the Economics Section
Research Secretary: Malene Vindfeldt Skals

Research Interests

  • Labour Economics, in particular Personnel Economics
  • Intergenerational Mobility
  • Health Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Google h-score 40; i10-score: 74;  end-of-March 2023: 7,000 citations


Bachelor Level

  • The Chinese Economy

Master Level

  • Economics of Human Resources, Personnel Economics (Oecon, MBA, FMOL)

PhD level

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



Some Recent Publications 


  • Maternal education, child health and nutrition — evidence from China’s compulsory education law, forthc. in Applied Economics (with C. Liu)

  • The health impacts of two policies regulating SO2 air pollution: Evidence from China, China Economic Review 2023 (with Y Wang, N Luo)
  • Offspring Migration and Nutritional Status of Left-behind Older Adults in Rural China. Economics and Human Biology 41 (2021), 100996 (with C. Liu and F. Yi) 
  • Gender Stereotyping and Self-stereotyping among Danish Managers. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 2021, (36:5), 622-639  (with N. Smith and V. Smith)
  • Påvirker brugen af struktureret ledelse i danske virksomheder deres performance? Rapport, januar 2021 (med Valdemar Smith)
  • Ledelsesstile, ledelsesværktøjer og performance. Rapport, december 2020 (med Valdemar Smith)
  • The Mediating Role of Decentralization between Strategy and Performance: Evidence from Danish Firms. Journal of Organizational Change Management 2019 (32:4), 409-425 (with Q. Chen)
  • Up for Review: Unraveling the Link between Formal Evaluations and Performance-Based Rewards. Industrial Relations 2019 (58:1), 108-137(with R. Bonet and J. Ortega)  
  • Off-farm Employment, Land Renting and Concentration of Farmland in the Process of Urbanization: Chinese Evidence. China Agricultural Economic Review 2018 (10:2), 338-350 (with W. Su and L. Zhang)
  • Saving Face and Group Identity. Experimental Economics 2017 (20), 622-647 (with L. Mao and M.C. Villeval)
  • Leading Well Pays off: Mediating Effects and Multi-group Analysis of Strategic Importance. Management Decision, 2017, 55:2, 400-412 (with Q. Chen and L. Giustiniano)
  • 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.


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