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Kristin Dale

Professor

Dr.oecon.

 
Office:
9I244 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Kristin Dale is Professor at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. She earned her Dr. Oecon at NHH Norwegian School of Economics in 2003. Her PhD was based on her thesis in labor economics: “Spillovers from household production to wage and profit formation”.

Kristin Dale’s recent research is primarily focused on labor economics, digital tests and incentive systems for professors and students. She has published scientific articles in several journals, such as Journal of Population Economics and Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.

Dale is a former researcher at the Institute of Industrial Economics in Bergen, where she studied wage and income differentials in Norway, economic policy studies with a regional focus and industry studies. She also worked as a research fellow at the University of Bergen studying human capital, the division of labor between men and women. Together with Asbjørn Rødseth, Dale published the first study of wage gaps in Norway due to gender and human capital. Dale was also co-editor and author of the book ‘Women at work’ in the groundbreaking book series, initiated and edited by Helga Hernes, on Gender Studies in Norway, published by Norwegian University Press.

Dale was appointed by the Norwegian Cabinet of Ministers to join a committee to inform about earnings in the farming sector in an Official Norwegian Report (NOU 1988:23).

As an experienced applicant of research funding from Bergen, upon arrival at the University of Agder, Dale was asked by The Research Council of Norway to evaluate research applications. She later became a member of 6 different research program committees evaluating 1500+ grant applications.

At the University of Agder, Dale is a former Study Program Leader of the Undergraduate/Bachelor in Business Administration, Head of International Relations for the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and Member of the Board of Study Programs. She has served on several committees at Norwegian institutions for higher education for evaluations of applicants and promotions for faculty positions.

Dale has spent 18 months in total on sabbaticals in the US at Stanford University, Cornell University and UCSB.

Dale completed a ½ year program in pedagogics for teaching business administration in 1973 as part of her graduate education. She is an innovator employing digital tests in exams at UiA for more than a decade.

In 2015 Kristin Dale was nominated ‘Worlds’ Best lecturer’ by a former macroeconomics student in Kristiansand for the national pedagogical competition by Morgenbladet (Oslo newspaper), there were 13 nominees from UiA. She was also nominated by her class in macroeconomics in Grimstad for UiA’s educational prize in 2017 as 1 of 4.

Research interests

Research:

• Areas of interest: Labour economics, Wage formation, Human capital, Feminist economics, Macroeconomics, Regional economic

PhD thesis: Spillovers from household production to wage and profit formation, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, 2002. ISBN: 82-405-0087-0.

• Research project 1998-99: Spillovers from unpaid household production to wage and profit formation in tourism. Financed by the Programme for Research in Tourism and Travel, The Research Council of Norway.

Sabbaticals:

• 2005-06, 1997-98 Sabbaticals granted by UiA/HiA

Stays at foreign Universities (selected):

• University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA – Visiting Scholar January – June 2008, Sponsor Professor Robert Deacon, Department of Economics.

• Cornell University, USA – Visiting Associate Professor, August 2005 – June 2006, Sponsor Professor Elizabeth Peters, Department of Policy Analysis and Management.

• Scancor, Stanford University, USA – Associate Visiting Scholar, 6 weeks in Mars-April 2002, Work to finish the last essay in my doctoral thesis.

Publications in English:

PhD thesis:

• Spillovers from household production to wage and profit formation, dr.oecon. thesis, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Bergen, October 2002. ISBN: 82-405-0087-0.

Articles:

• “Household skills and low wages”, Journal of Population Economics (2009):1025-1038.

• “Survival of the ‘net’est? Experiences with electronic test tools – reduced teacher hours?” Seminar.net (2008),Vol.4, No.2

Book chapters:

• “Regional and Occupational Wage Differences - Evidence from Workers in Norwegian manufacturing Industries”, in Asplund, R. (ed.) Human Capital Creation in an Economic Perspective, Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1994, ISBN 3-7908-0815-6.

Book reviews:

• “The Gender Division of Welfare: The Impact of the British and German Welfare States”, by Mary Daly, Feminist Economics, 10 (1), 2004, 169-172. ISSN 1354-5701.

• “Women, Work and the Family in Europe”, edited by Eileen Drew, Ruth Emerek, and Evelyn Mahon, Feminist Economics, 7 (3), 2001, 137-141. ISSN 1354-5701.

• ”Gender and Economics: A European Perspective” edited by A.Geske Dijkstra and Janneke Plantenga, Feminist Economics, 6 (2), 2000, 139-144. ISSN 1354-5701.

• ”Family, Dependence, and the Origins of the Welfare State” by Susan Pedersen, Feminist Economics, 5 (1), 1999, 118-121. ISSN 1354-5701.

Reports:

• “Review of the developments in the organisation and structure of small and medium-sized enterprises in Norway”, International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva, Discussion papers, 1991, ISBN 92-9014-500-5.

• “SMB and Industrial Development in Norway”, Report no. 83, Institute of Industrial Economics, Bergen, 1986, ISBN 82-7296-061-3.

Working papers:

• “How in-the-home training impacts enrolment in higher education”, Working papers 2004:2, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Agder University College. ISSN 1500-7162.

• “Lower wages when occupational education increases household productivity”, Working paper 2001:6, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Agder College. ISSN 1500-7162.

• “Does household production influence wages and profits in tourism?”, Working paper 2000:3, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Agder College. ISSN 1500-7162.

• “The Influence of Household Production on Inter-Industry Wage Differentials”, Working paper 1998:4, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Agder College. ISSN 1500-7162.

Papers presented at International Conferences (selected):

• "Lower wages when vocational studies increase household productivity?", International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) Conference, Sydney, July 2006.

• “How in-the-home training impacts enrolment in higher education”, the 19th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA), Madrid, August 2004.

• “In-the-home training, household skills and low wages”, the LoWER Annual Conference, LSE, London, April 2004.

• “Lower wages when occupational education increases household productivity?”, the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) Meeting in Jyväskylä, Finland, September 2001.

• “Wage employment versus family based self-employment in a regional perspective”, the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) Meeting in Regensburg, Germany, September 1999.

• “The influence of household production on wages and profits in the tourism industry”, the European Regional Science Association’s Summer Institute in Faro, Portugal, July 1999.

• “In-the-home training, household skills and low wages”, the European Society of Population Economists (ESPE) Meeting in Turin, Italy, June 1999.

• “The Influence of Household Production on Inter-Industry Wage Differentials”, the European Economic Association (EEA) Conference in Berlin, August 1998.

• “The Influence of Household Production on Inter-Industry Wage Differentials”, the European Association of Labour Economists EALE Meeting in Blankenberge, Belgium, September 1998.

• “The Effects of Tax Policies on the Allocation of Time and Income of Norwegian Farming Families”, the 15th Arne Ryde Symposium, Rungsted, Denmark, August 1995.

• “What has caring got to do with it?”, IAFFE annual conference, Alverno College, Milwaukee, 1994.

• “Women’s Lower labour Market incomes; The Role of Wage Differences between Education of Equal Duration”, in “Conference papers for the Second EALE-conference”, Vol.III, pp.217-28, Institute of Economic Research, Lund University, 1990.

Courses and teaching

Teaching UiA/HiA:

Human resources – labour economics:

• 2019 -17 Human Resources Economics (Master) ( SE-416)(Taught in english)

• 2013-06 Personnel Economics (Master) (SE-502) (Taught in English)

• 2019-14  Human Resources Development (Bachelor) (ORG308) (Wages)

• 2003-01 Labour issues (SE-4100) (Taught in English)

• 2004-03 Labour economics and European integration (SE-2600)

Macroeconomics:

• 2018-14 Macroeconomics (introductory) (SE-204) Grimstad

• 2018-06 Macroeconomics (introductory) (SE-204) Kristiansand

• 2005-03, 01-98, 96-93 Macroeconomics (introductory) (SE-2400)

• 2005-04 Macroeconomics (intermediate) (SE-3801)

Economics for social workers:

• 2014-07, 04-02, 2000 Economics part (of Social work I) (SO-102)

• 1997-95 Economics for social workers (BE-140)

Public accounting:

• 1996-93 Public Accounting (BE-280)

Supervising students thesis:

• 2017 Supervising Bachelor theses, 30 students  

• 2018 -2006 Supervising Master theses, 20 students  

• 2004 - 2002 Supervising graduate students’ thesis, 6 students

• 1995-93 Supervising undergraduate students’ thesis (many)  

Work experience

Previous positions:

• 2019 - 12 Docent, University of Agder (present) Kristiansand

• 2012 - 02 Associate Professor or Economics, University of Agder

• 2002 - 1993 Assistant Professor of Economics, Agder University College

• 1993-92 Researcher, Centre for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF), Bergen

• 1990-88 Head of research group  (Temaleder), Institute of Industrial Economics (NØI), Bergen

• 1987-83 Researcher, Institute of Industrial Economics (NØI), Bergen

• 1980-83 Research Fellow. Office: Department of Economics, University of Bergen. Scholarship from Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities (NAVF)

• 1976-80 Researcher, Institute of Industrial Economics (IØI), Bergen

• 1975-76 Students adviser (Studieveileder), NHH

• 1974-75 Research assistant, NHH.

Education:

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Bergen, Norway.

• 2003 Doctor oeconomiae (dr.oecon) (PhD degree)

• 1975 Siviløkonom HAE 1975 (~ Master of Science Ec.&Bus.Adm.)

• 1973 Siviløkonom (~ Bachelor Honors Ec.&Bus.Adm.)

Faculty - Administrative duties UiA/HiA:

• 2015 - 2011: 4 år Member of 'Studieutvalget' at UiA 

• 2014 - 2012: 3 years International coordinator for School of Business and Law and Faculty of Social Sciences / Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

• 2011 - 07: 4 år  External - internal member of the Board for the Faculty of Technology and sciences 

• 2013 - 11:   3 semestre substitute co-ordinator, Bachelor programmes in business economics and auditing

• 2008-05 Co-ordinator, Bachelor programmes in business economics & auditing

• 2000-03 Co-ordinator, 2 year programme in economics and business adm. (undergraduate)

• 1994-95 Co-ordinator, 1-year programme in auditing (undergraduate – last year).

The Research Council of Norway:

Member of 6 boards:

• 2008-5  ‘Basisgrants for social sciences institutes’  

• 2005-4  Social sciences data (SAMDATA)  

• 2003 -1999 Programme committee for Employment and Labour Market Research 

• 1999-97  Programme committee for the International Scholarship Section 

• 1997-95 Programme committee for Research in Tourism and Travel 

• 1997-95, 1994,  Disciplinary committee for Economic 

Government appointed committees (Offentlig oppnevnt utvalg):

• Member: The committee on Levelling of incomes in agriculture, NOU 1988:33.

• Secretary: The committee on Fish canning industry, NOU 1979:55.

Conference initiatives and management:

• Kvinner i oljesektoren, Bergen Airport Hotell 25.April 1990, Seminarraport (Norwegian)• ”Kvinnor och Ekonomi” (Women and economics), SNF, Bergen, 5-7 October 1989. Funded by Nordiska Ekonomiska Forskningsrådet. Participants: 28 female economists, 5 Nordic countries.

Duties at international conferences (selected):

• Discussant for the IAFFE/ASGE Session: Parenthood and Work in Europe and the U.S. (J2) at the ASSA (Allied Social Science Associations) meeting January 6th 2007, Chicago.

Academic interests

Human resources – labour economics:

 

Selected publications

Publications:

Scientific publications

  • Dale, Kristin (2010). Kunnskapskapital og lønnsforskjeller. Økonomi og tid : 18 essays i Pufendorf-tradisjon : festskrift til professor Arild Sæther på 70-årsdagen, 8. august 2010. ISBN: 978-82-450-1024-4. Fagbokforlaget. kapittel. s 209 - 227.
  • Dale, Kristin (2009). Household skills and low wages. Journal of Population Economics. ISSN: 0933-1433. 22 (4). s 1025 - 1038. doi:10.1007/s00148-008-0187-6.
  • Dale, Kristin (2008). Survival of the 'net'est? Experiences with electronic test tools - reduced teacher hours?. Seminar.net : Media, technology and lifelong learning. ISSN: 1504-4831. 4 (2). s 8.
  • Dale, Kristin (2001). Rengjøringshjelp: makt eller økonomi?. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. ISSN: 0040-716X. 42 (3). s 461 - 471.
  • Dale, Kristin (2019). Insights from the international roots of IAFFE.
  • Dale, Kristin (2019). Multilevel effects of accreditation? Examples from UiA School of Business and Law.
  • Dale, Kristin (2018). Challenges for digitalization of education: teaching and examinations.
  • Dale, Kristin (2018). Educational Management by Incentive Hierarchies: How money for institutions translates to hours for faculty members. A Norwegian case study..
  • Dale, Kristin (2017). Hvordan gjennomføre undersøkelser?.
  • Dale, Kristin (2017). Handlingsregelen sett i et makroøkonomisk perspektiv.
  • Dale, Kristin (2017). Suggestions for multiple choice tests in international literature applied to electronic tests in Inspera and Fronter.
  • Dale, Kristin (2016). Hva forsker du på? Hva er den beste eksamensformen.
  • Dale, Kristin (2016). Hva kan en dosent ved UiA ha som arbeidsoppgaver?.
  • Dale, Kristin (2016). Fra naturressursen petroleum via statlige skatteinntekter til finansformue og Statens pertroleumsfond utland.

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