Tao Zhang

Senior Research Fellow
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Mobile phone +47 9767 7256


  • Dr.Polit i sosialøkonomi, Universitetet i Oslo, 2004
  • Cand.oecon, Universitetet i Oslo, 1998

Research Interests

Unemployment, labour market economics, econometrics

Curriculum Vitae




 Only active projects
Project ID:Title:Eksternal ref:
1101Qualifications, education, and productivity
1110Equality, Social Organization, and Performance
1133Working life and welfare of the elderly
1136New Evaluation of intensified labour market programs for social benefit clients
1143Evaluation of tax reforms 1992, labor supply effects
1151Mobilizing labour force participation
1156Labour market exclusion
1157Immigrants and policies
1174Hooks for change? Family and employment as pathways to social inclusion among crime-prone individuals202453
1175Working life after the Norwegian pension reform220746
1177Understanding retirement decisions238203
1178Egalitarianism under pressure? New perspectives on inequality and social cohesion236992
1181Activation and social insurance185201
1183Principles under pressure? A study of governmental crisis management324615
1203Sorting, exposed groups and labour market programmes
1306Occupational pensions and labour market mobility
1307Strategic centre programme on pension research
1310Income security
1312Unemployment transitions
1317Analysis of Employment Office's training program using register data
1327Utvikling av et forsøk med stipend1650krbe
1330Effects of vocational rehabilitation programsProsjekt 70203
1331Labor market participation among disabled persons
1336A comparative analysis of Nordic countries' policies to include vulnerable youth in the employment14/1180-
13449280SID - Dalnoki
1378Atferd og bærekraft i et nytt pensjonssystem18/1025
1391Strategic Institute Program on Labor Market and Pension Research
1422Evaluering av REFIN
1494TGA4819/G 129628
1671New causal evidence on the effects of activation- and workplace intervention policies for reducing sickness absence259512
3100Oslo Center for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy (CREE)209698
3171SAMFUNN: Norms, green agents and environmental policy183593
3195Successful Workforce Transitions in a fast-CHanging labor market300891

Selected Publications


Scientific Journal

Author (s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Chang, Yongsung, Jay H. Hong, Marios Karabarbounis, Yicheng Wang, Tao ZhangIncome volatility and portfolio choices2022Review of economic dynamics vol 44, 65-90[DOI]
Nyborg, Karine and Tao ZhangIs Corporate Social Responsibility Associated with Lower Wages?2013Environmental and Resource Economics vol 55, 107-117[PDF] [DOI]
Hernæs, Erik, John Piggott, Tao Zhang and Steinar StrømOccupational pensions, tenure, and taxes2011Journal of Pension Economics and Finance Vol 10 (3), 435-456[PDF]
Gaure, Simen, Knut Røed and Tao ZhangTime and Causality: A Monte Carlo Assessment of the Timing-of-Events Approach2007Journal of Econometrics Vol 141, 1159-1195[DOI]
Røed, Knut and Zhang, TaoUnemployment duration and economic incentives - A quasi random-assignment approach 2005European Economic Review Vol. 49, 1799-1825
Røed, Knut, Zhang, TaoDoes Unemployment Compensation Affect Unemployment Duration?2003Economic Journal Vol. 113, 190-206
Røed, Knut and Zhang, TaoA Note on the Weibull Distribution and Time Aggregation Bias2002Applied Economics Letters Vol. 9, No.7, 469-472
Røed, Knut og Tao ZangWhat Hides Behind the Rate of Unemployment - Micro Evidence From Norway2000Nordic Journal of Political Economy Vol 26, No. 2 143-170[PDF]
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Book chapter

Author (s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Hardoy, Ines, Kristine von Simson, Knut Røed, og Tao ZhangInitiatives to Combat the Labour Market Exclusion of Youth in Northern Europe: A Meta-analysis2018Kapittel 16, 235-251. Malo M., Moreno Mínguez A. (eds) European Youth Labour Markets. Springer, Cham[PDF] [DOI]
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This series is published by the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, in cooperation with the Frisch Centre. The list below only contains those memoranda written in connection with projects at the Frisch Centre. A complete list of memoranda is found at http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-7118

Author (s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Hardoy, Inés and Tao ZhangThe long and winding road - Labour market integration of refugees in Norway2019No. 8[PDF]
Nyborg, Karine og Tao ZhangIs corporate social responsibility associated with lower wages?2011No. 1[PDF]
Hernæs, Erik, John Piggott, Tao Zhang and Steinar StrømThe Determinants of Occupational Pensions2006No. 1[PDF]
Gaure, Simen, Knut Røed and Tao ZhangTime and Causality: A Monte Carlo Assessment of the Timing-of-Events Approach2005No. 19[PDF]
Zhang, TaoIdentifying treatment effects of active labour market programmes for Norwegian adults2003No. 26[PDF]
Zhang, TaoA Monte Carlo study on non-parametric estimation of duration models with unobserved heterogeneity2003No. 25[PDF]
Raaum, Oddbjørn, Hege Torp and Tao ZhangDo individual programme effects exceed the costs? Norwegian evidence on long run effects of labour market training2002No. 15[PDF]
Raaum, Oddbjørn, Hege Torp and Tao ZhangBusiness cycles and the impact of labour market programmes2002No. 14[PDF]
Røed Knut, and Zhang, TaoThe Duration and Outcome of Unemployment Spells - The Role of Economic Incentives2002No. 6[PDF]
Røed, Knut og Tao ZhangA Note on the Weibull Distribution and Time Aggregation Bias2000No. 23[PDF]
Røed, Knut and Tao ZhangLabour Market Transitions and Economic Incentives2000No. 15[PDF]
Røed K. and T. ZhangUnemployment Duration in a Non-Stationary Macroeconomic Environment1999No. 14[PDF]
Røed, K., Zang, T.What Hides Behind the Rate of Unemployment - Micro Evidence From Norway1999No. 7[PDF]
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Frisch Report

Author (s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Berg, Helene, Karen E. Hauge, Simen Markussen, Tao ZhangSupported Employment eller «vanlig» oppfølging? Resultater fra et stort randomisert forsøk i NAV2021No. 2[PDF]
Falch, Nina Skrove, Knut Røed, Tao ZhangVirkninger av endringer i permitteringsregelverket, delrapport 22018No. 2[PDF]
Zhang, TaoEffekter av arbeidspraksis i ordinær virksomhet: Multiple og sekvensielle tiltak2015No. 2[PDF]
Hardoy, Ines, Knut Røed og Tao ZhangAetats kvalifiserings- og opplæringstiltak - En empirisk analyse av seleksjon og virkninger2006No. 4[PDF]
Fevang, Elisabeth, Knut Røed, Oddbjørn Raaum og Tao ZhangUndersysselsatte i Norge: Hvem, hvorfor og hvor lenge?2004No. 7[PDF]
Fevang, Elisabeth, Knut Røed, Lars Westlie og Tao ZhangVeier inn i, rundt i, og ut av det norsketrygde- og sosialhjelpssystemet2004No. 6[PDF]
Zhang, TaoCausality and Selection in Labour Market Transitions Dissertation for the Dr.Polit Degree2004No. 1[PDF]
Røed, K., H. Torp, I. Tuveng og T. ZhangHvem vil og hvem får delta?2000No. 4[PDF]
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Frisch Working Paper

Author (s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Hernæs, Erik, John Piggott, Ola L. Vestad and Tao ZhangJob changes, wage changes, and pension portability2011No. 1[PDF]
Hernæs, Erik and Tao ZhangCosts and coverage of occupational pensions2006No. 1[PDF]
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Other journals

Author (s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Hardoy, Ines, Tao ZhangFra flukt til etablering i det norske arbeidsmarkedet2019Søkelys på arbeidslivet 36(1/2), 55-78[DOI]
Hardoy, Ines, Knut Røed, Kristine von Simson, Tao ZhangEffekter av arbeidsmarkedspolitikk rettet mot ungdom i Nord-Europa - en meta-analyse2017Søkelys på arbeidslivet Nr 3, 167-181[PDF] [DOI]
Zhang, TaoVirker arbeidspraksis i ordinær virksomhet etter sitt formål?2016Søkelys på arbeidslivet 33(1/2), 45-65[DOI]
Hardoy, Inés og Tao ZhangInnvandrere i arbeid: Hjelper arbeidsmarkedstiltak?2010Søkelys på arbeidslivet vol 27(4), 343-363[PDF]
Hardoy, Inés, Knut Røed, Hege Torp, Tao ZhangVirker ungdomsgarantien?2006Søkelys på arbeidslivet Vol. 23, No. 1
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Other publications

Author (s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Hernæs, Erik, Steinar Strøm, Tao ZhangThe Norwegian Pension Reform in 2011: The Long Term Impact on Take-up of Pension and Labor Supply2019CESifo working paper no 7723.[PDF]
Søraa, Eyvind, Falch, Nina Skrove og Tao ZhangEvaluering av endringer i eldre arbeidssøkeres dagpengerettigheter2018Oslo Economics-rapport 2018-18[PDF]
Hardoy, I., K. von Simson, K. Røed, T. ZhangEn komparativ analyse av effekter av innsats for å inkludere utsatte unge i arbeid i Norden2016ISF Rapport nr 13[PDF]
Hernæs, Erik, John Piggott, Ola Lotherington Vestad and Tao ZhangLabour Mobility, Pension Portability and the Lack of Lock-In Effects2011Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2011 AIPAR 01[PDF]
Hardoy, Inés, Knut Røed Hege Torp, Tao ZhangUngdomsgarantien for 20-24-åringer: Har den satt spor?2006ISF rapport 2006:4[PDF]
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Published Dec. 17, 2013 9:28 AM - Last modified June 3, 2019 12:04 PM