• Can Female Doctors Cure the Gender STEMM Gap? Evidence from Randomly Assigned General Practitioners 

      Riise, Julie; Willage, Barton; Willen, Alexander (DP SAM;18/2019, Working paper, 2019-10)
      We use random assignment of general practitioners (GPs) to provide the first evidence on the effects of female role models in childhood on the long-run educational outcomes of girls. We find that girls who are exposed to ...
    • Does Your Doctor Matter? Doctor Quality and Patient Outcomes 

      Ginja, Rita; Riise, Julie; Willage, Barton; Willén, Alexander (SAM DP;08/2022, Working paper, 2022-06)
      We estimate doctor value-added and provide evidence on the distribution of physician quality in an entire country, combining rich population-wide register data with random assignment of patients to general practitioners ...
    • The Effect of Labor Market Shocks Across the Life Cycle 

      Salvanes, Kjell G.; Willage, Barton; Willén, Alexander (SAM DP;21/2021, Working paper, 2021-12)
      Adverse economic shocks occur frequently and may cause individuals to reevaluate key life decisions in ways that have lasting consequences for themselves and the broader economy. These life decisions are fundamentally tied ...
    • Postpartum Job Loss: Transitory Effect on Mothers, Long-run Damage to Children 

      Willage, Barton; Willén, Alexander (DP SAM;22/2020, Working paper, 2020-11)
      The first year after childbirth involves dramatic changes to parents’ lives and is crucial for children’s development. Using plausibly exogenous job loss from mass layoffs, we study the effect of labor shocks on mothers ...