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Rasmus Landersø
Senior Researcher

Employed at the Research Unit since 2007


Criminality, the labour market, education, social mobility and programme evaluation.


Rasmus Landersø, Helena Skyt Nielsen, and Marianne Simonsen, Effects of School Starting Age on the Family, forthcoming in The Journal of Human Resources.

Anne Sofie Tegner Anker, Jennifer Doleac, and Rasmus Landersø, The Effects of DNA Databases on the Deterrence and Detection of Offenders 2018, RFF study paper 128.

Christian Dustmann and Rasmus Landersø, Child Gender, Young Fathers’ Crime, and Spillover Effects in Criminal Behavior, Study paper 127.

Rasmus Landersø and James J. Heckman, The Scandinavian Fantasy: The Sources of Intergenerational Mobility in Denmark and the U.S. (2017), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol 119(1), pp 178-230.

Rasmus Landersø, Helena Skyt Nielsen, and Marianne Simonsen, School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile (2017), Economic Journal, Volume 127 (602), pp 1096–1118.

Rasmus Landersø ”Does Incarceration Length Affect Labor Market Outcomes?”, The Journal of Law and Economics (1) 58, pp. 205-234 Essays in the Economics of Crime, PhD dissertation, Department of Economics, Aarhus University

Rasmus Landersø, “School Starting Age and Crime”, IZA paper no. 7228. Rasmus Landersø: “Does Incarceration Length Affect Labor Market Outcomes for Violent Offenders?“. The Rockwool Foundation Research Unit and the University Press of Southern Denmark, Study Paper no. 39. 2012.

Peter Fallesen & Rasmus Landersø: “Uddannelse – et af flere redskaber”, Socialpolitik 2009,5:11-15

Rasmus Landersø & Torben Tranæs: “Selvforsørgelse og uddannelse efter fængsel”, in Jesper Ryberg (ed.) Løsladt – og hvad så? Copenhagen: Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag. 2009.


Research Fellow, Center for Research & Analysis of Migration (Cream, UCL)

Associate Member, Center for Economics of Human Development (CEHD, University of Chicago),

Associate Member, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group (HCEO, University of Chicago),

Associate Editor: Journal of Human Capital